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Cain Anderson Graduates Police Academy

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”67177″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Tony Bosworth[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The latest batch of new police officers graduated this month and amongst Class 355 was a probationary officer with strong links to the Hawkesbury – Cain Anderson whose father, popular police Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson, was tragically killed in the line of duty in December 2012.

Cain graduated at the NSW Police Academy just two months short of 10 years after the death of his father who was among several officers attending an incident at a property in Oakville back in 2012 when he was attacked and died of his wounds. The assailant was initially jailed for 35 years.

PC Anderson said this week he was proud of what he and his classmates had achieved at the NSW Police Academy, and he feels his dad was there in spirit at his graduation.

“I think he was looking down. The clouds parted and the rain stopped about five minutes before we walked on [the parade ground]. I think he had something to do with it.”

PC Cain studied policing at university and then worked in a bar for a while, before deciding to go for it and enter the Academy.

The graduation was a big day. “This feels amazing, and proud of what we’ve achieved,” he said on Friday. “Being able to experience it, being a police officer, it was something special I won’t forget.”

He says his mother supported his choice to be an officer.

“She was like any mum. She’s happy I think, but concerned, as any parent would be. “ I went up to Chapel in my first two weeks [at the academy] and speaking with the padre up there and his name was on the wall and it was a bit of a sombre moment for me and I visited there a couple of times, and yeah it’s been a journey.

“I just want to work hard and be part of the police force. I just want to be a cop that my colleagues can rely on and hopefully the community can rely on me too.”

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Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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