Policing is a family affair for these Cincinnati fathers and children

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-17 00:34:58-04

CINCINNATI -- Speakers at the graduation of the 107th Cincinnati Police Department recruiting class Friday repeatedly referred to the force as a family -- one defined by the way its members watch over one another.

At the same ceremony, two smaller families integrated into that larger one, and two long-serving fathers looked with pride at their newly inducted children.

One of these was Chief Eliot Isaac, who sat a few chairs away from his daughter, now-Officer Kayla Isaac. 

"As a parent, I'm always proud to see my daughters make accomplishments," Chief Isaac said. "As a police chief, I believe we've added a very capable officer to our complement."

Joining the force was Officer Isaac's decision, her father said -- something she was driven from within to accomplish.

Officer Luke Neville comes from an even longer line of Cincinnati police officers. His father and grandfather were both in the service, and Captin Russ Neville got to shake his hand as he walked across the stage.

"It's a very proud moment," the elder Neville said. "It's mostly proud for me because it's something he pursued and achieved."