Russellville school officer sees his youth as advantage

Joey Matherne has been a deputy with the Cole County Sheriff’s Department for three years.

Joey Matherne has been a deputy with the Cole County Sheriff’s Department for three years. Photo by Michelle Brooks.

Providing a listening ear and helping people get the support they need have been natural instincts for Joey Matherne.

As a deputy with the Cole County Sheriff’s Department for three years, he’s been able to add training and resources to help a larger population.

This fall, the 23-year-old started as the full-time school resource officer at Russellville school district.

“I have two daughters, I know I want ....

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