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Escalon Police Chief Mike Borges, left, smiles as he finishes administering the oath to new Escalon Police Department Reserve Officers Lawrence Baldonado, Jr. and Christopher Marlow at Monday night’s City Council meeting on June 3. Baldonado lives in Riverbank, Marlow in Manteca and both completed their training at the San Joaquin Delta College Police Academy. Several family members and friends were in attendance for the swearing in and badge pinning ceremonies.

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