Boyle Company Sheriff donates 4 cruisers to Graves County after tornado devastation


DISTRICT BOY, Ky. (FOX 56/ WKYT) – Some Graves County sheriff’s deputies no longer have to drive crumbling cruisers, or even their own cars, thanks to the Boyle County sheriff. He donated four cruisers to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office.

It was a great gift from Danville to Mayfield. The two towns were once great rivals in high school football, but now they are on the same team.

Boyle County Sheriff Derek Robbins learned of the devastating damage the tornado caused to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, “because they accidentally climbed a hill, and ran right into the tornado, take out the windshield and destroy the car.”

Other delegates suffered the same fate, in fact, some were driving their personal cars on patrol.

“I was like, man, we have cars that SRO already has, haven’t used them, we’re not going to get anything out of them,” Robbins said.

Suddenly, a plan was formed to deliver four cruisers to Mayfield that Robbins admitted the office in Danville should never have.

“Honestly it was a fluke. I should have gotten rid of those a long time ago,” Robbins said.

Danville and Mayfield are about 220 miles apart, but the towns share a bit of a connection. They regularly played for state titles in the 1990s. Robbins was on some of those teams.

“We played them in my sophomore year, played my senior year,” Robbins said.

Back then they were rivals, now through this act of goodwill, they are all on the same team.

“It’s pretty neat. I probably wouldn’t know where Mayfield would be without my history with football there,” Robbins said.

Robbins said it was an emotional moment when those cruisers rolled into Mayfield.

The Boyle County Sheriff said the Danville community was quick to donate items that they could deliver to the town of Mayfield on Monday.

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Britta Zeltmann

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