Walsh speaks to drivers' ed students

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By The Staff

Deputy Sheriff Bill Walsh, school resource officer at Taylor County High School, recently addressed drivers' education students at TCHS.

He spoke on the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This is one way in which law enforcement officials can work with students to reduce the incidences and results of driving while impaired.

Walsh was with the Kentucky State Police for 27 years before retiring and joining the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.

He is one of two resource officers serving the Taylor County School District. Within the classrooms of the three schools in the district, the officers cover such topics as students' rights, search and seizure, illegal drugs, date rape and driving while impaired.

Walsh uses PowerPoint presentations to impress upon students the seriousness of driving under the influence and uses equipment to demonstrate police techniques for identifying driving issues and their impact on driver capability.