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WPD Officer recognized by Gov. Youngkin in his address

Governor Glenn Youngkin delivered his State of the Commonwealth Address Jan. 11.

The Governor shared his vision for a Virginia where the next generation can live out their dreams and live up to the spirit of Virginia.

Youngkin outlined what he called his Day Two Agenda.

The Governor spoke of his want to lower the cost of living with tax relief for small local businesses and families.

His want to empower parents and build on last session’s record education investment the Governor hopes to accelerate the economy further as well.

The Governor pledged to make communities safer during which he recognized new Winchester Police Officer Juan Hernandez who was in attendance at the speech.

Hernandez was recognized for taking advantage of the state’s Lateral Program for Officers in Operation Bold Blue Line.

The program expedites the hiring process for trained officers and retired military personnel who live outside of Virginia to move to the state to help protect the Commonwealth.

Hernandez a retired Marine and his family have moved from California to join the Winchester Police Department.

The Bold Blue Line program looks to help fill the 20 percent vacancy rate that plagues Virginia Law Enforcement.

Governor Youngkin addresses a number of subjects with his enter speech found here.

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