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From the Streets of Miami to the Wilds of Alaska

Alaska State Trooper Captain Tony April was raised in one of the roughest cities in the nation.  There weren’t many paths leading out of the mean streets of Miami.  Instead, most of them led to gangs, drugs and a life of crime. So how did this sixth child of 10 kids end up in Alaska?  More importantly, how did this man, who grew up with a distrust of law enforcement, become an Alaska State Trooper? To read a story about April that was written by the Public Information Office for Black College Today magazine, go to Full Story