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To protect and serve; that's what two men are vowing to do for the city of Charleston.

Mayor Danny Jones swore in future police officers Matthew Hill and Casey Rankin in front of family and friends Friday morning.

The men will start working with the department after they complete their training at the West Virginia State Police Academy.

Both men said becoming a police officer is a dream come true.

"I spent a lot of time in the military serving this country, so I figured I would serve this city as well. It's an honor and a privilege to be here without a doubt," Hill said.

Chief Brent Webster said the department now has 158 officers.