Cumberland City Police Department Officer Cody Bargo has only been in law enforcement for a year, but he’s already made a positive impact on his community.
“Policing means building a relationship with the community you serve and helping to the best of your ability,” Bargo said.
Bargo, 24, graduated from Harlan High School and attended Southeast Community & Technical College for two years. He’s also attended the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) for 22 weeks, logging over 880 hours of training.
Before going into law enforcement, he worked at Harlan Pawn Shop for two years.
In his time with the Cumberland Police Department, Bargo cites a methamphetamine case that occurred in October.
“I assisted social services, who had received a report of possible methamphetamine manufacturing in a house with children present,” Bargo said. “When we arrived, the homeowner consented to a search of the house. Officer Mark Saylor and I found several ingredients used to make meth and other controlled substances. We found a used but still active one-step meth lab. The Kentucky State Police DE/SI unit disposed of the lab. The children were placed into emergency protective custody and the mother was arrested.”
Cumberland City Police Chief Cody Williamson says Bargo’s dedication to his community makes him a great asset to his department.
“He has shown from the start to have what it takes to be a police officer,” said Williamson. “His recent graduation from DOCJT is just adding to his abilities to serve the community. My thoughts are that the Cumberland Police Department is a stepping stone to what Officer Bargo can do with his policing career, because of his determination, great work ethic and knowledge. Cumberland City Police Department is proud and honored to have him as an officer, hopefully for many years to come.”
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