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San Miguel sworn in as Breckenridge’s newest police officer

San Miguel sworn in as Breckenridge’s newest police officer
December 11
07:37 2021

By Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

On Thursday, Francisco San Miguel became the Breckenridge Police Department’s newest police officer during a swearing in ceremony at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center.

Michele Carew pins a badge on the uniform of her son Francisco San Miguel after he was sworn in as Breckenridge’s newest police officer. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

San Miguel grew up in Weatherford and graduated from Weatherford High School in 2010. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2010 to 2014, where he was an 0351 Infantry Assaultman, which included a tour in Afghanistan.

After serving in the Marines, he moved back to Texas in 2017 and trained as a CNC machinist, which he said was fun at the beginning, but soon he decided he really wanted to go into law enforcement.

“We were listening to a manhunt they had in Weatherford on the scanner, and I was like. ‘Man, that’d be fun,’” he said.

San Miguel said he and his brother-in-law then applied for the police academy at Weatherford College and attended the academy together, graduating in October. He said his brother-in-law is now a deputy with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Breckenridge Police Chief Bacel Cantrell said he met San Miguel when he visited the Police Academy in Weatherford to give a presentation to the students. He said one thing that San Miguel’s instructors talked about was how he’s a good communicator and spends the time to talk.

Cantrell said San Miguel will finish up his orientation this week and then spend some time in the dispatch department and a day in the jail to learn about the day-to-day operations of those departments. Then sometime next week he’ll start riding with Sgt. Noah Gray for field training.

Francisco San Miguel (center), Breckenridge’s newest police officer, poses for a photo with Sgt. Noah Gray (left) and Chief Bacel Cantrell (right) after being sworn in on Thursday. San Miguel will be doing his field training with Sgt. Gray. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge Police Chief Bacel Cantrell (left), swears in Francisco San Miguel during a ceremony at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2021. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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