National Guardsman becomes 3rd member of his family to join law enforcement

YAKIMA, Wash. - At the age of 21, a young service member has just been sworn in as the Yakima Police Department’s newest probationary officer.

Prior to this week, Isaac Hernandez was a 2nd Lieutenant in the National Guard. He graduated Arizona State University with a degree in criminal justice and joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. 

Hernandez is the third member of his family to serve in law enforcement. 

His oldest brother Rolando is an Othello police officer and his older brother Ivan is a deputy with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Hernandez grew up in Othello. 

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