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Lt. Rodney Sherrod speaker at Rotary Club of Lexington meeting

The Rotary Club of Lexington will hold its weekly meeting Thursday, August 8, at 12:00 p.m., at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. The guest speaker will be Lt. Rodney Sherrod, of the LFUCG Police. Lt. Sherrod was recently named as Emeritus Director on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Tactical Officer Association (KTOA).

Lt. Rodney Sherrod started his career with the Lexington Division of Police in 1996 and was fortunate enough to be selected as part of the Emergency Response Unit soon after graduation from the academy. For the next 12 years Lt. Sherrod rose through the ranks on the team to become the team’s Assistant Commander.

During his tenure he responded to over 300 tactical deployments and had the distinct privilege to lead the Lexington competition team to several first place finishes regionally and competed in the World Swat Challenge where they finished #1 amongst the part-time teams in the World and #3 overall behind GSG-9 and San Antonio SWAT.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University and is currently working towards his Masters Degree. Lt. Sherrod is a graduate of the National Criminal Justice Command College and holds several teaching certifications through the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council. He was recently nominated for the Kentucky Governor’s Award in recognition of exemplary Law Enforcement Leadership and contributions for the creation of the Kentucky Tactical Officers Association.

Recently, Lt. Sherrod traveled to Staten Island, NY, with a group of police and fire officials to provide assistance for the Superstorm Sandy recovery relief. The group filled trailers and cars with donated items from community members and local businesses. “You know, we’re public servants,” he explained. “That’s what we are here to do - not only for Fayette County but for any other jurisdiction or state that may need some assistance.”

For additional information, or to attend this meeting,
please contact Peggy Trafton at trafton@rotarylexky.org.

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