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Steward 'graduates' from GPTC police academy

COVINGTON — Georgia Piedmont Technical College graduated it’s youngest student from the Law Enforcement Academy.

The 5-year-old honorary Covington Police Officer Morgan Steward received his Police Academy Graduation Certificate on Tuesday. 

Steward was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was just 15 months old. Earlier this month the CPD learned that Steward had always dreamed of being a police officer, and welcomed him to the force as an honorary officer.

 Major Harry McCann, director of GPTC’s Law Enforcement Academy (LEA), contacted the CPD on Tuesday, which was deemed Officer Morgan Day, to inform them of the Law Enforcement Academy’s graduation ceremony.

The police department agreed it was a great idea for Steward to participate.

Steward received a certificate with his name on it and was shown a video presentation with a compilation of photos featuring him as a CPD officer.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, promotes a student-centered environment for lifelong learning and development, while encompassing academic and technical education for employment.

The college has nine centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. Georgia Piedmont Technical College currently has more than 4,000 students enrolled in diploma or degree programs and more than 7,000 in adult education classes.

Academic and technical programs at Georgia Piedmont Technical College cover more than 130 different occupations. For more information, go to www.GPTC.edu.