I rode with the officers on second shift, mostly Officer Bryon Simpson.
The very first time I rode with him, he
made me feel comfortable by letting me participate in every call he
explained what exactly was going on, who was involved, what he
had to do about it and let me see everything firsthand.Right from the beginning I could tell everything I had ever heard about cops wasn't true.Bryon
was very understanding and caring to people, even at times when I know I couldn't have been.When you are dealing with a very drunken person who doesn't know or care what they are saying or doing, it's hard to be nice.However, he
was just that.I also felt very protected by him.He
isn't the type of person to let someone get away with something, and he
was definitely always in charge of the situation.Bryon has had a variety of jobs, such as construction worker, owner of a stockyard, farmer, plus he is a father and a husband.He began this job on Jan. 4, 1999, when he began working with the Green County Sheriff Department.A few months later, he took a position with the Campbellsville Police Department.
When I asked why he
did this he
replied, "It's something I've always wanted to do.I just like trying to help people."He
has helped a lot of people since he's
been working here, and he
has also taken a lot of dangerous people off the streets.He's
been involved in everything from high-speed chases, drug busts and missing children to homicides and suicide.Obviously, there is a lot of stress in this job, and I always wondered how they deal with it.Bryon
likes to farm and spend time by himself to deal with the bad stuff.
My favorite thing was going to the shooting range with Bryon