This piece was submitted by Lt. Brian Foley of the Hartford Police Department about a young officer. Give it a read:
“Officer Jose Cortes Jr. was born in Hartford and raised in the south end in the Charter Oak neighborhood. On February 14, 2011 at the age of 19 and shortly after graduating from Bulkeley High School, Officer Cortes joined the Hartford Police Department as a Cadet. As a police cadet, he gained valuable experience working in many different divisions of the police department to include: Major Crimes Division, Fiscal Division, Teleserve, Records Division, and Training Division.
On April 5, 2013, he was promoted to police recruit where he attended the 23 week Basic Training Program the POSTC Academy in Meriden. On September 11, 2013, he graduated as a member of the 341st recruit class at POSTC. Officer Cortes Jr. is proud to serve the City of Hartford. He has an ambition to become a Vice and Narcotics Detective as his career progresses.”