The 2 Gives Back crew traveled North up to Kentucky to deliver lunch to the men and women of the Hopkinsville Police Department.
Each week News 2 teams up with Nissan of Cool Springs to say ‘thank you’ to men and women dedicating their lives to make our communities safer.
News 2’s Brie Thiele spoke to Lt. Kyle Spurlin about some things people can do to keep their valuables safe and easier to recover.
Lt. Spurlin said the first step is locking up your belongings. Just like most other precincts in the area, Hopkinsville Police are seeing a lot of car burglaries. More times than not, those cars are unlocked and an easy target for those looking to take advantage of someone else.
Spurlin also said to be sure and record the serial numbers of your belongings. From weapons to televisions, to stereo equipment it is much easier for the police department to reunite you with the stolen property if you have the serial number written down somewhere.
It’s also graduation week in Christian County, so the department is working hard to make sure those boys and girls stay safe through the end of the year and throughout the summer.
Lt. Spurlin also talked about the recent loss of a fellow officer, Officer Phillip Meacham. Spurlin said the department is holding on to Officer Meacham by wearing wristbands with his name and badge number on them.
Spurlin said Meachem was a special person, a very good friend, and an all-around great guy. The department is using those wristbands to hold Officer Meacham a little closer to their hearts.
Meacham’s name was recently added to their fallen officer memorial just a few feet away from the department.
If you would like to see the full interview with Lt. Spurlin you can watch below or head to the WKRN Facebook page.