SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police force has added 17 new officers and is touting 11 promotions.

About 100 people were on hand Friday afternoon at Savannah's Lucas Theatre for a badge-pinning ceremony for the city's newest officers.

During the ceremony, officers were called onstage one by one with a family member. Interim Police Chief Mark Revenew handed a badge to the officer's friend or family member, who then pinned it on.

Savanna Now reports that three of the new officers already have some unexpected hands-on experience.

Luis Esquina, Ernest Mobley and Richard Parker were cadets in June when they helped find a missing 2-year-old child.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com