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A Dedicated Communicator, Committed to Public Service

Meet Alex Sherrard, a Communications Officer at Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, whose commitment to public service is deeply rooted in his family history and personal passion. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville, Alex’s journey into law enforcement was shaped by familial influences and an innate desire to serve his community.

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Alex’s family background, with several members engaged in law enforcement, ignited his interest in this profession. “I have been around policing my entire life,” Alex shares. “The influence of my grandfather, father, and uncles being police officers instilled in me a passion for public service and a desire to make a positive impact.”

Describing himself as funny, dependable, and loyal, Alex brings a sense of humor to his workplace, balancing the challenges of his role as a Communications Officer with a light-hearted approach. He considers dependability a hallmark trait, both in his professional capacity and as a friend, fostering trust and camaraderie among colleagues. In his role, Alex finds immense gratification in being a reassuring presence during distressing situations. “The most rewarding aspect of my job is the direct impact I can make on someone’s life daily,” he notes. “Whether it’s assisting in emergencies or maintaining composure to keep individuals calm until emergency responders arrive, knowing I can potentially save a life is immensely fulfilling.”

When faced with adversity, Alex relies on an unwavering resolve. “Being a dispatcher is hard work that constantly tests you,” he reflects. “I remind myself that while today might be challenging, tomorrow offers a new opportunity to make a difference.”

Despite his professional dedication, Alex finds solace in spending time with his golden retriever, Gatsby, and girlfriend, Stephanie, relishing moments away from duty. An avid golfer and music enthusiast, he also passionately follows University of Louisville sports events.

Reflecting on invaluable advice from his Lieutenant, Alex adopts a resilient mindset: “You can do anything for a little while.” This mantra guides him through tough times, reinforcing his determination to overcome obstacles.

For aspiring individuals eyeing a career in law enforcement, Alex emphasizes the importance of humility and diligence. “Approach the job humble and hungry,” he advises. “Self-confidence is crucial, but arrogance can impede success. Hard work, dedication, and a willingness to learn are indispensable.”

In his leisure time, Alex indulges in books, movies, and TV shows. His favorites include “Ready Player One” for its nostalgic take on the ’80s, “Forrest Gump” and “The Shawshank Redemption” for their gripping narratives, and “The Wire” for its insightful portrayal of contemporary societal issues.

Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to serve the residents of Floyd County, Alex acknowledges the privilege of learning and growing within the community. “I hope to one day call Floyd County my home,” he shares warmly.

Alex Sherrard stands as a testament to unwavering dedication, embodying the values of service, compassion, and resilience in his commitment to law enforcement and the well-being of his community. His unwavering spirit and genuine dedication continue to inspire those around him, leaving an indelible mark in the field of public service.