Families look on in pride as Garden Grove PD swears in three new officers

By BTB Staff

The Garden Grove PD recently held a swearing-in ceremony for its three newest officer: Efrain Jimenez, Shaylen Mao and Patrick Muschetto.

The trio were part of Class 91 of the Long Beach Police Academy. Members of Class 91 received their graduation certificates at a Nov. 30 ceremony at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach.

The three new Garden Grove officers are joining a force of roughly 160 sworn personnel who work to insure the safety of close to 175,000 residents.

BTB OC Photographer Steven Georges was on hand during the swearing-in ceremony, held Dec. 6 at the Garden Grove Community Center.

Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin talks about what the three new police officers mean to the force as he welcomes everyone to the swearing-in ceremony.
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Efrain Jimenez, left, Patrick Muschetto and Shaylen Mao are sworn in as Garden Grove’s newest officers.
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Garden Grove PD Officer Shaylen Mao has her new badge pinned on her by her husband, Nick, during a swearing-in ceremony at the Garden Grove Community Center.
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Garden Grove PD Officer Patrick Muschetto has his new badge pinned on him by his wife, Tara, during a swearing-in ceremony at the Garden Grove Community Center.
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Garden Grove PD Officer Efrain Jimenez has his new badge pinned on him by his wife, Brittany, during a swearing-in ceremony at the Garden Grove Community Center. Behind them are Officers Shaylen Mao and Patrick Muschetto.
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Garden Grove PD Officer Efrain Jimenez gives his wife, Brittany, a kiss after receiving his new badge.
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Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin, left, with Garden Grove’s newest officers: Efrain Jimenez, Patrick Muschetto and Shaylen Mao.
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Members of the Garden Grove PD’s command staff and other officers pose with the three new officers.
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Garden Grove PD Officer Efrain Jimenez with his family after the swearing-in ceremony.
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Garden Grove PD Officer Shaylen Mao with her family after the swearing-in ceremony.
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Garden Grove PD Officer Patrick Muschetto with his family after the swearing-in ceremony.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC