Discover Madison Kentucky January-February 2021 - Page 13

Eric Scott

“ When we take off the uniform , we ’ re all just men and women .
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a corporal position at the BPD and switching officers from five eight-hour shifts to four ten-hour shifts , but then the pandemic came onto the scene .
“ There was a lot of positivity , positivity — and then Covid hit ,” Scott said . Officers had to relearn how they did policing . “ When policing , you want as many resources and people as you can have to address a situation ,” Scott said . “ That ’ s the traditional mold … COVID was tough because it was the first time in my time of policing that I had to try and operate with the least amount of people and resources and still keep the city safe .”
However , like with his football injury long ago , Scott is taking a negative and using it for growth .
Looking forward to the new year , Scott said he is “ seasoned now for any year of policing .”
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