Thursday, June 7, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Officer Chris Fuqua with Maywood Board of Trustee and Board of Fire and Police Commission members on June 5. | Courtesy Mike Rogers
During a regular meeting on June 5, members of the Maywood Board of Fire and Police Commission conducted a ceremonial swearing-in for the police department’s newest officer and he’s homegrown.
Chris Fuqua, a Maywood native, attended Proviso East High School, where he played basketball, before going on to play for Triton College and Valley City State.
At Triton, Fuqua helped the Trojans advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in the 2005-06 season. He also earned all-conference and all-region credentials before signing with Valley City State in 2007.
Maywood Officer Chris Fuqua is sworn-in by Board of Fire and Police Commission member Readith Esther on June 5. | Courtesy Mike Rogers
At the same meeting, Maywood police officers Michael Babicz and Daryl Fairley were both presented with their promotional certifications from the commission. Babicz is now a sergeant and Fairley is now a lieutenant.
In addition, former Maywood Police Officer Pirsia Allen, who retired this year, was presented a merit award from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. VFP
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