HARRODSBURG - The Harrodsburg City Commission honored Donald Barnett, the Corning security guard who alerted Harrodsburg police that a man, later identified as Kevin Paul Crum, 31, of Champaign, Ill., was putting on a bullet-proof vest and retrieving a weapon from a vehicle's trunk.
Barnett's quick action may have saved the lives of the people who reside in the home where Crum's 8-month-old child and the child's mother live. Crum was later charged with six counts of attempted murder, as there were six people in the house when he arrived at the parking lot.
In alerting police about the situation, Barnett also may have saved the lives of police officers, including members of the Harrodsburg Police Department and Mercer County sheriff's office who responded to the call that came in at about 2:50 a.m. on Aug. 30.
The proclamation, read and signed by Mayor Lonnie Campbell, says Barnett's call to 911 led to Crum's apprehension and arrest which "avoided a tragedy and prevented the loss of life."