There are two more boys in blue in Zephyrhills.
Before a packed City Council Chambers, new Zephyrhills Police Department Officers Steven Walker and Brandon Furr were issued the oath by ZPD Chief Derek Brewer.
“It is a big day for them,” said Chief Brewer. “It’s a great day to celebrate the beginning of their career with the police department. It’s good for the families. It is good recognition to remind people what they going to do and what they are going to embark on. It is something with honor and important to the community.”
Walker, Pasco County native, joins ZPD with six years of dedicated prior law enforcement experience. In his introduction, it was noted that he is the youngest of six children, but wanted to remind his siblings he is the big little brother.
When he isn’t serving the community, Walker enjoys spending time with his family and girlfriend. Most days, he’s either playing with his nieces and nephews, eating with his girlfriend or watching football.
Furr, a US Army veteran after five years of service where he earned the rank of sergeant and is currently a members of the Army National Guard as a tank gunner.
Born in Minneapolis and raised in Tampa, Walker is currently in the process of completing an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.
Furr enjoys deep-sea fishing and going to the gym during his off time.
“To me they are a perfect fit in what we are doing here,” said Brewer. “They have already fit into our culture. Their personality and characteristics are a perfect fit for this community.”