Fernando Martinez was 6 years old when his parents decided to move their family from Mexico to California. The boy was fluent in Spanish, but his parents wanted him and his siblings to learn English and do well in school.
Years later, Martinez is still using both languages as he patrols the streets of Lodi in a police officer's uniform. The 12-year Lodi officer is now a corporal who trains new officers, is a SWAT team member and works to improve relations in the Hispanic community.
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