WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (3/27/13) - The city of Clay welcomed a new police officer last Thursday night. Officer Lonnie Rogers will join Police Chief Chris Evitts as the second law enforcement officer in the city.
Like Evitts, Rogers is a native of the Dawson Springs area.
“I’ve known Lonnie for years,” chief Evitts said. “We needed a second officer, so when I heard he was looking for another law enforcement job, I gave him a call.”
Officer Rogers, who lives in Beulah, has worked for both the Dawson Springs and Madisonville Police Departments. He has a total of seven years in law enforcement.
“I’ve got a family and I’m just trying to make a living,” Rogers said. “Clay looks like a nice clean town with good folks. I want to treat everyone fairly.”
He joins Police Chief Chris Evitts who has been with the Clay Police Department for 8 years. Evitts has been the lone Police Officer in Clay for over a year.
The Clay Police Department primarily works night shift. Rogers and Evitts will nights so that someone is on duty seven days a week.
J-E News Editor
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