Date and Time of Release: 27 March 2013
Subject: Vets to Cops Grant Officer Selected
The City of Sonora advertised and tested for the classification of Police Officer to fill the Vets to Cops grant, which it received through the Federal Department of Justice. Ibrahim Khalil successfully completed all related testing, as well as an extensive background investigation, before being appointed to the position of Police Officer with the City.
Ibrahim Khalil was born and raised in San Diego. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17. After completing basic training at Fort Benning Georgia, Ibrahim was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division. He held many positions while in the Army; ranging from Bradley driver to dismounted infantry rifleman.
Ibrahim served two tours overseas, one in Kuwait and the other in Iraq. While serving in Iraq, Ibrahim received the Purple Heart for shrapnel injuries sustained in combat. Ibrahim made a full recovery and was honorably discharged.
After serving in the Army, Ibrahim attended Grossmont Community College and earned an AA degree in General Education. He also put himself through the San Diego Regional Police Academy.
Ibrahim started his law enforcement career as a Reserve Police Officer with the Westmorland Police Department, which is located in Imperial County, located in southern California. A short time after becoming a Reserve Police Officer, he was hired as a full time Police Officer with the Westmorland Police Department, where he worked before joining the Sonora Police Department.