Local Parole & Probation Officer To Receive State VFW's Top Honors In Upcoming Ceremony
Darren Doyle, story:
The VFW Department of Kentucky has announced that Edmonson County resident, State Parole Officer Josh Watt has been selected as the VFW Department of Kentucky's Police Officer of the Year, according to Edmonson County VFW Post 6937.
The Edmonson County Post celebrated Officer Watt's heroism at a ceremony in Brownsville on December 8, 2017 by naming him Edmonson County's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and submitted his nomination to the state for consideration.
Officer Watt was credited for saving the life of James Allman and his 17 year old passenger, Alyssa L. Gore who were trapped upside down in a burning truck after a June 26, 2017 crash. Officer Watt cut the seat belt of Miss Gore, removing her from the burning truck and was able also pull Mr. Allman out of the truck while his clothes were on fire.
Officer Watt will be recognized at the upcoming VFW Department of Kentucky Spring Convention during the second weekend in June at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Louisville, KY.