DCPS Police Department Respond to Tornado Recovery in Bowling Green
Areas in Western Kentucky devastated by the recent tornadoes have needed additional help not only with supplies and clean-up, but they have also needed help with traffic control and security. The Daviess County Public Schools SLEO (Special Law Enforcement Officer) department has been providing assistance in Bowling Green.
Bowling Green law enforcement agencies requested assistance from DCPS SLEO Lead Officer Brad Youngman, so Youngman formed a team to help. Officers Gary Mattingly, Paul Mattingly, Gary Klee, and Tim Gray immediately stepped up to volunteer. The officers got immediate approval from DCPS Superintendent Matt Robbins and Director of Student Services Charles Broughton.
Officer Youngman said of his team's service, "Our team's unique blend of decades of prior law enforcement experience, military experience, and Tim Gray's knowledge of the Bowling Green area allowed our team to assimilate quickly and effectively as part of this response."
Youngman, "The DCPS SLEO team has adopted the motto 'Safety, Trust, and Respect'. These are our core values and what we strive for every day."
Two different tornadoes, the first one and EF-3, the second, an EF-2, touched down in Bowling Green early on December 11th.