LYNCH, Ky. (WYMT) - Mark Twain once wrote "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." The new Lynch Police Chief is just 23 years old and says his age does not matter.
Lynch Police Chief, Drew Wilson for the Army as soon as he could and he was a volunteer firefighter. He says he always felt a calling to serve his community.
"I just feel like God has a plan for everyone. And I just feel like this is my calling, to get out here and help people and to be there for the less fortunate and weaker, and to be there and protect them," said Chief Wilson.
And now Chief Wilson aims to protect the people of the City of Lynch, at the age of 23.
"I say that everybody is different. I believe you should look at someone and judge them off their body of work. Not necessarily just their age," Chief Wilson said.
Chief Wilson says he is ready to get the job done because of his experience as a police officer and because he was taught well by former Lynch Police Chief Mike Nunley.
Mike Nunley says chief wilson's age does not matter. He says Chief Wilson always did the right thing when during his two years as a Lynch police officer.
"He was a model employee. Exemplary employee. He tried to do what he thought was right and what was best for the city," Nunley said.
Chief Wilson says he always loves a challenge and he is ready to meet this one head on.
Chief Wilson says he is continuing Mayor John Adams and Former Lynch Police Chief Mike Nunley's efforts to recruit more businesses to Lynch.