Thursday, August 6, 2015

WC: Behind the Bade - Deputy Cory Patmore

J-E Editor

Everyday the people of Webster County are served by the members of our various local law enforcement agencies. From the city police departments to the Sheriff’s office and Fish and Wildlife officers, these men put their lives on the line every day so that we can be safe.
During 2015 the J-E will look to honor each of these officers by telling their story in the pages of our newspaper. Please, join us in thanking these officers for what they do.

Deputy Cory Patmore
Webster County Deputy Cory Patmore is living the dream, or at least he is living his dream.
“Being a police officer was my childhood dream,” the Dixon native said. “Now I am blessed to serve in the community that I was born and raised in.”

After graduating from Webster County High School, Patmore attended Kentucky Welseyan College in Owensboro, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. From there he went to work at the Webster County Detention Center as a deputy jailer. That’s where he was when Sheriff Frankie Springfield gave him the opportunity to be a deputy sheriff.

“Helping my lifelong community is a blessing,” Patmore said. “I take pride in recovering stolen items for theft victims. Families work hard for their property, and I work hard to find what is rightfully theirs.”

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department has kept six deputies on staff since Patmore joined the force in 2010. For this deputy, that number is significant.

“Years ago there were only two or three deputies,” he said. “Six deputies allows us to better serve Webster County. The court security bailiffs are also very helpful. More deputies equals more patrols and quicker response times. But, there is always a need for more.”
For a first responder, sometimes working in the community you grew up in is not always pleasant. When it comes to tragedy, the sheriff’s deputies are often the first ones on the scene of accidents or crimes that involve people they’ve seen or known for years.

“My job is to help when we’re needed the most,” Patmore said. “Unfortunately, a need for help often means that something bad has happened. We see people when they are most vulnerable. Its difficult to see them suffer.”

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