The man who talked to the Dawson College shooter for 20 minutes has fulfilled a lifelong dream and graduated from police academy.
James Santos was among 71 students who graduated Friday from the Ecole Nationale de police du Quebec in Nicolet.
Santos was cited for excellence by his teachers for many attributes, including his positive attitude.
He has applied for a position with the Montreal police force, and told CTV Montreal that is the only city where he wishes to work.
“I wanted to become a police officer before Dawson, but after that incident I knew I wanted to become a police officer,” said Santos.
“Ideally I would love and want to work for the same organization, the SPVM, because they sort of gave me another chance.”
Ten years ago Santos was sitting in the cafeteria at Dawson College and talking to Anastasia De Sousa when a gunman ran …