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Minn. city gets first Somali cop

Cop's mission was to get an education and send money back to his family, which had fled war-torn Somalia

Chao Xiong
Star Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Garaad Sahal graduates today from the academy and hits the street on Saturday.

Garaad Sahal's father scraped up all of his savings in 2001 and sent the eleventh of his 12 children away from Kenya, bound for America.

"Make sure you do not mess up when you go to the United States," his father said to him.

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