MILWAUKEE -- It was a big night Monday, July 9 for the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, as 25 new deputies graduated.
Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt led the swearing-in ceremony at the Peck Welcome Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
The day brought a lot of relief, as training has its challenges.
"They've gone through hundreds of hours of training. They've worked hard and they've had to pass a lot of tests, quite frankly. It's not easy to get through this academy," said Schmidt.
Congratulations to all the new deputies and their families!