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ACSO: Officers assisted in Muhlenburg County

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

The Adair County Sheriff's Office joined in the relief efforts for Western Kentucky over the weekend due to the tornadoes and storms that caused widespread damage and loss of life.

Sheriff Brockman and deputies Kenny Perkins and Chandler Staten traveled to Muhlenburg county to assist the Muhlenburg County Sheriff. A tornado touched down in the community of Bremen within the county and resulted in 12 fatalities and multiple injuries.

We originally received a call from Adair County native Deputy Attorney General Barry Dunn, who advised us they were needing help and Attorney General Daniel Cameron was sending officers from their agency down. We made contact with Sheriffs Office there and Sheriffs Association who confirmed they could use more help with security of the community and shutting down of roads. We headed out immediately.

I only wish I could have sent more but we still had to leave enough here to cover our county. I've seen a lot in over 20 years of being an officer but I have never witnessed anything like that in my career. The destruction was almost unbelievable. We worked with the Sheriff's Office and deputies from surrounding counties through the night to relieve the Muhlenburg Countie officers as much as we could so they could try and take at least a small break as they had been working non-stop.

Deputy Perkins has family in the community as his son is an educator in the school system there and he worked in the area as KY State Trooper for years. The community is a strong one and it was evident as you watched how they pulled together. They have a long way to go and tough road ahead of them but they won't be alone. Kentuckians take care of one another. We send our prayers to all of the counties affected by this weather event.

This story was posted on 2021-12-13 11:36:29
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