FRAMINGHAM – In a small ceremony at the police station, Framingham City Clerk administered the oath of office to the City’s newest police officer Landny Khampaeng, today, August 14.
Khampaeng is a 2013 graduate of Minnechaug Regional
High School in Wilbraham.
After graduation, he attended Worcester State University and is currently working towards his Bachelor’s Degree at Framingham State University in computer science.
Officer Khampaeng is currently a specialist with the Massachusetts Army National Guard as an explosive ordnance disposal technician.
He graduated from the police academy this month.
Khampaeng, as a member of the Honor Guard Team, has rendering honors for more than 700 funerals.
Khampaeng, a Framingham resident, said he wanted to be a police officer “to provide service and give back to the community I am a part of. I want to create strong bonds within the organization much like those found in the military.”
His mother and father Tadam and Chan Khampaeng pinned his badge on him during the ceremony.
Framingham Police Chief Steven Trask said Khampaeng will now receive 12-weeks of training with a Framingham Police Officer before he is assigned his own cruiser.
Trask said his department is still short 19 police officers at the moment. After the 12 week training, Khampaeng will be able to lower that number by one.
Trask said he anticipates the new Civil Service list in the next few weeks.
The police chief said he plans to hire six new officers off that list and enroll them in the police academy in January 2020,
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