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Posted on: May 19, 2016

[ARCHIVED] LPD Officer Spotlight

image of Officer Vaughn and wife Sonya

Whether it's a home invasion, fatal wreck, or a domestic dispute, police officers are usually the first to arrive at a scene. "You meet people when they are having some of the worse moments of their lives," said La Vergne Police Officer Kenneth Vaughn. But even after more than 20 years of being on the police force, Officer Vaughn still says "It’s the best job on the planet."

Kenneth joined LPD in November of 2007. Prior to that he served with the Murfreesboro Police Department. There is a lengthy law enforcement history in his family. The grandson of a Rutherford County Deputy, nephew of a former Murfreesboro Police Chief, and cousin to a U.S. Deputy Marshall, it's "fitting" that Kenneth would serve the public in some way

He is a strong believer in serving his community and as a family man has passed those values on to his children. His 17 year old son has decided to enlist in the Army. "It scares me to death but I am proud of him," said Vaughn. As a Field Training Officer, Vaughn is using his experience to teach rookie officers some of the everyday skills, instincts, and discipline every cop should have. "I just like to serve," said Vaughn. Thank you Officer Vaughn for serving La Vergne!

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