From Explorer to Deputy

Logsdon graduates police academy

By Matt Lasley -

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) recently welcomed its newest fully certified Deputy, Taylor Logsdon.

A 2010 graduate of Grayson County High School, Logsdon, 23, has worked for the GCSO since 2014 and graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training at Eastern Kentucky University on Feb. 19 of this year.

Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins takes great pride in Logsdon’s accomplishment, having known him from the time he was a small child growing up across the street with his family.

Years later, when Chaffins served as a Kentucky State Trooper and began a local Kentucky State Police (KSP) Explorer program, Logsdon was one of the first to join, during his sophomore year of high school.

“He always showed an interest in law enforcement,” Chaffins said of Logsdon.

The KSP Explorer program gives youth the opportunity to go on ride-alongs with law enforcement, undergo training, and get a brief look into the real side of law enforcement, among other activities, Logsdon said.

Logsdon had considered a career in law enforcement since he was a child, and the Explorer program further cemented that desire.

Upon completing the Academy, Logsdon said, a graduate has numerous options when it comes to working for law enforcement agencies, but he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to continue to serve in Grayson County.

“I’m glad to be working under Norman,” Logsdon said. “I like where I’m at right now.”

So far, Chaffins said, Logsdon has been a great addition to the GCSO.

“He has a good head on his shoulders,” Chaffins said. “He’s in law enforcement for the right reasons.”

Logsdon’s first few weeks as a fully certified deputy will be spent working alongside Chaffins and GCSO Chief Deputy Corey Knochel to observe how they work.

Logsdon said he looks forward to working with and serving the Grayson County community and wishes to thank everyone whom has helped him achieve his goal.
Logsdon graduates police academy

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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