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Uganda-born refugee joins Digby RCMP, fulfills dream of becoming officer

Uganda-born refugee Frederick Mubiru has become an RCMP constable after arriving in Canada over 10 years ago
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Digby RCMP Cst. Frederick Mubiru

DIGBY, N.S. - A Uganda-born refugee has fulfilled his dream of becoming a police officer after joining the Digby RCMP.

Frederick Mubiru arrived in Ottawa over 10 years ago as a refugee from Uganda, where he returned to school and became an associate pastor at his local church.

During his time in Ottawa, he volunteered with organizations that support youth and immigrants, all while applying to law enforcement programs.

Eventually, he was accepted into RCMP Depot in Regina where he graduated at the top of his class.

Mubiru's dreams became a reality when he was posted to Nova Scotia.

"I believed that if I worked hard and kept a positive attitude, positive things would happen," said Cst. Mubiru. "I kept moving forward and now I'm working in my dream career."

Cst. Mubiru worked his first shift in Digby on April 20.
 




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