Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Special Deputy Elizabeth Sparks along with Deputy Travis Napier provided an informational booth at First Baptist Church's "Free for All" on Sunday afternoon August 16, 2015.
This annual event hosted by First Baptist Church of London provides information, activities for children, food, free haircuts, and hearing screening.
Deputies provided information on the Sheriff's "women's self-defense classes", a class provided by the Laurel County Sheriff's office free of charge.
The class is a self defense class that is nationally recognized, and consists of three nights of training with each night requiring three hours of classroom work and practical exercises. The class instruction includes how to be prepared, how to take control, and how to fight to protect yourself.
Sheriff Root stresses that it is our goal at the Laurel County Sheriff's Office to make area professional persons, and area citizens more aware of their surroundings, and to provide some preventative safety measures that can be used along with some basic self defense that can be deployed in the unlikely event of an attack.
To sign up for a class, area women can contact the Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-864-6600. Special Deputy Elizabeth Sparks conducts the classes for the Laurel County Sheriff's office. The class is conducted free of charge.
Pictured is Special Deputy Elizabeth Sparks, and Deputy Travis Napier, along with some children present at the sheriff's office informational display.