Centre grounds crew employee Matthew Murrell can often be seen navigating a lawn mower around campus. Someday soon, however, Murrell may be seen cruising the streets of Danville in a police cruiser.
Murrell, 20, of Liberty, is pursuing a career in law enforcement while working full-time as a member of Centre's grounds crew, where he's been employed for more than a year.
Murrell is the youngest of six and graduated from Casey County High School in 2001. One of his older brothers is a police officer in Louisiana.
Murrell plans to follow in his brother's footsteps. He'd like to work with the Danville Police Department and eventually the state police. Murrell wants to get illegal drugs off the streets.