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Virginia Beach honors the city’s 1st African-American officers

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Virginia Beach, VA - Saturday afternoon a ceremony was held at the Cox Cultural Pavillion at the Ocean Front for a few former Beach officers.

The honoree list consisted of the first African-American men to join the Virginia Beach Police Department.

The department said,  "The ceremony is a chance to finally bring to light the men who may have been momentarily lost in history."

As for the current Beach officers, they told Newschannel 3 that today is a proud moment for the city.