Sheriff donates patrol cars to Ky. county devastated by tornado

Sheriff Derek Robbins says he was inspired after seeing that Graves County deputies were riding in damaged cruisers


By Suzie Ziegler 

BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. — Western Kentucky is still rebuilding after deadly tornadoes ripped through the area over the weekend, leveling storefronts and killing dozens. The storms affected law enforcement too, causing damage to patrol cars that were caught outside. That’s why one sheriff’s office went above and beyond. 

According to WKYT, Boyle County Sheriff Derek Robbins donated four cruisers to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office. Robbins said he was inspired to help after seeing a report that showed Graves County deputies riding in damaged cruisers. 

“The cars donated were vehicles we had recently phased out from our SRO program,” the agency wrote on Facebook. “Each vehicle was purchased with seized drug money and didn’t cost Boyle County or its tax payers one dime.”

But that’s not all. The cars were also filled with donated supplies to help the town of Mayfield. 

“Now all four of those cars are completely full of water, diapers, batteries and essential things that people may need,” Robbins told WKYT. 

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