51 graduates join Miss. Highway Patrol

By The Associated Press

PEARL — Fifty-one cadets have made it through training for the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

A graduation ceremony was held Friday for the 60th highway patrol cadet class. WLBT television reports that the cadets went through a 23-week boot camp to become state troopers.

Governor Haley Barbour addressed the graduating cadets, thanking them for protecting Mississippians. He also asked the crowd to pray for them as they take to their new jobs.