Community Members Speak Highly of Trooper Stanford
Following Wednesday night’s shootout, we spoke with several of Trooper Dwayne Stanford’s community members in Lexington where he has lived all his life. Everyone from his hair stylist to his mechanic only had great things to say about him. “I would’ve done the same thing. That’s what he’s taught to do, that’s what he’s trained to do and he was fearing for his life,” said Reid Mullins, Stanford’s mechanic. Mainly they spoke of the professionalism he always displays on or off duty. Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke says he was on his way home from work when he heard Trooper Stanford calling for help over the scanner. “Dewayne is a good person. He’s a good trooper. He’s a professional, he’s a perfectionist, he does his job perfectly. I think yesterday was probably a good example of his work,” said Sheriff Duke Those that knew Stanford when he was younger say it was always very apparent he would grow up to be a great State Trooper, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.