Sheriff's Office Announces Badges of Hope
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - The McCracken County Sheriff's Office has announced 'Badges of Hope', a new program to help those battling addiction.

According to a press release from McCracken County Sheriff Matt Carter, the new program called 'Badges of Hope', is a partnership between area law enforcement and rehab facilities in an attempt to help those battling addiction.

Carter says in the release, "Often times getting into the back of a patrol car has been viewed by many as the end. With Badges of Hope we want this to be viewed as the beginning."

Badges of Hope will be the first publicized attempt by the agency to offer "hope and rehab" to those battling addiction before it's too late, and before they are faced with criminal charges.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Office will be hosting an open house at one of Paducah's newest drug rehab facilities 'Kentucky Addiction Centers'. The event will take place at 148 Stuart Nelson Drive at 11 AM on Friday, November 8. A press conference will take place at the event to outline the program.

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Published 09:30 PM, Wednesday Nov. 06, 2019
Updated 05:50 PM, Thursday Nov. 07, 2019

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