Women's self defense class graduates in Laurel County

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Special Deputy Elizabeth Sparks and LeAnn Kennedy of the London Police Department graduated another self defense class on Tuesday night Oct. 20, 2015.

This women's self defense program is nationally recognized,and consisted of three nights of training with each night requiring three hours of classroom work and practical exercises. 4 Laurel County women participated in the class which instructed on how to be prepared, how to take control, and how to fight to protect themselves.

This class was conducted free of charge, and it is available to other area female citizens also. For more information, or to sign up for a future class, contact Laurel Sheriff's Special Deputy Elizabeth Sparks at 606-864-6600 or London Police Office Kenny Jones at 606-878-7004 .

Sheriff Root stresses that it is our goal at the Laurel County Sheriff's Office to make area female citizens more aware of their surroundings, and to provide some preventative safety measures that can be utilized along with some basic self defense that can be deployed in the unlikely event of an attack.

The sheriff's office has another class scheduled to be conducted Nov. 12, 16, and 17. Perspective participants must call the sheriff's office to get their name on the list. Class size is limited to 10.

Pictured is Special Deputy Elizabeth Sparks on the right in the back row with their graduates. Congratulations graduates!!

*Note: LeAnn Kennedy , and L.P.D. Officer Kenny Jones are not pictured.

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