New police officer was pushed in right direction Years ago, a cop took a kid for a ride in his cruiser; now that kid is a cop ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bill Greene / Globe Staff Newly minted police academy graduate Fabian Belgrave (left) talked with Boston Police Detective Larry Ellison (holding plaque), following the ceremony. Bill Greene / Globe Staff New Boston Police Academy graduate Ryan Connolly embraced his mother, Michelle, who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Bill Greene / Globe Staff The academy graduates took their oath during the ceremony. Bill Greene / Globe Staff Members of the Caban family took photographs as their relative, Yrene Castillo, graduated from the academy. Bill Greene / Globe Staff Police academy graduates saluted during the ceremony. Bill Greene / Globe Staff Ryan Connolly (holding flag) waited with other recruits before the police academy graduation ceremony. Manny Aguliar, playing with a toy truck, was there to watch his uncle graduate from the academy. Bill Greene / Globe Staff Michelle Hill and Nicole Kennedy took pictures of their brother, Gerard Kennedy, during the graduation ceremony.