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Ahmed Shukri was among 27 cadets to graduate and is the department's first Somali deputy.
Shukri, who has lived in Columbus for 15 years, first asked a deputy about working in law enforcement at an Ohio State football game.
The deputy encouraged him to apply and today he became a deputy along with the other cadets. He will work in corrections.