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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Mitchell School Resource Officer Rob German Resigns on Wednesday

MITCHELL - JULY 22, 2023 - After serving more than five years as a Mitchell Police Officer and Mitchell Community School Resource Officer, Rob German resigned from both on Wednesday.



Photo: Former Mitchell Police Officer and Mitchell Community School Resource officer t Rob German talks about his resignation to the Lawrence County Zephyr


Photo: Former Mitchell Police Officer and Mitchell Community School Resource Officer Rob German resigns after five years of service


" I wanted a schedule that was more conducive to my family life, I realized what I wanted out of career as a regular day shift schedule, which included weekends off. When my work day is over with, I want to be able to shut it off," said German in his decision to leave the Mitchell Police Department.


Photo: Former Mitchell School Resource Officer Rob German at a football game last fall


Law enforcement is a job that is 24 hours, seven days a week, with the a police officer having to deal with the mental, physical, psychological constantly.


" I would like to think I made an impact within my 13 years as a law enforcement officer, however within the last five I would like to think I impacted a lot of lives," said German.


German is currently on vacation until he starts his new job in the private sector for a government contractor at Crane Naval Base on July 31st.


" I will miss working around the Mitchell students and the staff that I have became fond of," German added.



In September, 2022, German was named a Kentucky Colonel, at the Mitchell Persimmon Festival. This is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky is that of a Kentucky Colonel.



With German's departure Mitchell Police Department staffing is down to two full time police officers and Mitchell Community Schools will be without a School Resource Officer.


At this time Lawrence County Zephyr has not reached out to either the Mitchell Police Department or Mitchell Community School Corporation. Lawrence County Zephyr learned of the resignation over the weekend.


For breaking news, news and information go to lczephyr.org or like or follow the Lawrence County Zephyr Facebook page.


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