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Chattanooga police officer helps woman to U.S. citizenship ceremony

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Six miles from downtown Chattanooga the Yatsky family faced a final hurdle in a nine-year journey when their car broke down on the interstate.

It was nearly 1 a.m. Thursday and Svetlana, Yaroslav and Anna Yatsky were on their way here for an important ceremony at the Joel W. Solomon Federal Building downtown.

Svetlana's application for citizenship had been approved. At 10:30 a.m. she was scheduled to raise her right hand, swear an oath and become an American.

But then the car stalled.

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