For Five PAPD Recruits, Big Shoes to Fill
Posted on March 28, 2019 by PANYNJ PORTfolio
By Lenis Rodrigues, Media Relations Staff
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During their formative years, many youngsters get their first ideas about careers from their parents. That tradition held true today, with the children of five officers who donned the Port Authority Police
Department uniform for many years following in their fathers’ footsteps in joining the force.
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Ward, a Manhattan College graduate, remembers dressing up in his retired father’s PAPD gear and playing cops and robbers with the neighbors’ children. Growing up, Gerard fell in love with the bagpipes and has been playing since the age of eight. His musical skills landed him a scholarship in 2013 from the Port Authority Police Pipes and Drums.
“It’s such an honor to follow my father’s footsteps after growing up hearing his stories,” said Ward. “I hope to become half the man he was.”
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