“One of the hardest things we deal with is the public’s perception of law enforcement,” said Matt Wood, a 10-year veteran police officer. “It’s hard sometimes to get people to understand that we are here to help – it’s our job and I promise it’s what everyone with the Corinth Police Department is here to do.” The lieutenant said he’s always wanted to serve the public. “I grew up around it – had several family members in law enforcement and always knew it was what I was meant to do,” he said. The best part of the job he said is “when someone says thank you ... it makes it all worth it.” The 34-year-old is married to Franci and he has two step-children, Emily, 11, and Mathew, 13.
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