Behind the Springs: Brothers making history in COS

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In this episode, you’ll hear from Robert and Arthur Sapp, two brothers raised in Colorado Springs. They both joined the Colorado Springs Police Department and became the first black sergeant (Robert) and first black lieutenant (Arthur) on the department. Interesting fact: the first black police officer was one of the founding members of the department in 1887. Join us for some local history, great stories and Arthur’s thoughts on police department diversity, recruitment and training today. 

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a young boy hugs a German shepherd dog that is wearing a police badge patch around its neck.

Arthur Sapp's son and his Colorado Springs police K-9.

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