Metro Tech Law Enforcement Student sworn in as U.S. Marine
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It's been an exciting two years for Metro Tech Law Enforcement Student Josiah Freeman. First, he lost 85 lbs through a combination of his own workouts and physical training in the Law Enforcement Program. Then, on January 6, he was sworn in as a U.S. Marine and leaves for basic training on March 7.

A homeschooled student that completed high school requirements in 2014, Josiah comes from a long line of law enforcement. His father is a retired state trooper, and his brother is currently a trooper. But neither of them pushed Josiah to enroll in the Law Enforcement Program, in fact, he didn't even tell them he was doing it. Josiah said he has dreamed of being a Marine since childhood, and everything he's done in the last two years has brought him closer to that goal.

Josiah Freeman

"I knew it would be easier to pursue my dream if I lost weight and enrolled in the Law Enforcement Program at Metro Tech. Although I'm nervous about leaving my family and friends for three months, I'm excited about training and seeing different parts of the world eventually," Josiah said.

Once he finishes basic training, Josiah plans to enroll in the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Center Oklahoma.

The Law Enforcement Program partners with the Oklahoma City Police Department to provide training and mentorship to students.