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Meet Tinley Park's Newest Cop

The Tinley Park Village Board Feb. 4 welcomed the newest member of its police force.

Tinley Park, you have a brand new police officer patrolling your streets.

Meet Timothy Graves. Graves is a Lansing native, who majored in accounting in college. But after college, he returned to his family's roots in the police force. Graves, whose grandfather was a Chicago police officer, was sworn in as a Tinley Park officer at the village board's Feb. 4 meeting.

"This is what I always wanted to do growing up," he said.

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concerned February 15, 2014 at 05:58 AM
Why didn't they hire one of the many applicants from Tinley Park?
TP Resident February 15, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Why do they have to hire somebody just because they are from Tinley Park?
mr.joe February 15, 2014 at 05:05 PM
civil service test dont matter were u live..plus you get extra ponts if you were in the millitary..tests are good for 2 years so u might b 30th on the list and still get the job because other guys have been on other police dept hiring lists

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