Growing up, A.J. Lewis looked up to his father, Ray, as a hero who helped the people of Bardstown, but he also knew the dangers his father faced and would cry when he wasn’t home on time.
As an adult, A.J. now walks in his father’s footsteps, as Sgt. A.J. Lewis for the Springfield Police Department.
A.J. has been an officer for about a year and a half and is one of the few African-Americans to become sergeant in the region. Ray was the first African-American to become a major in Bardstown.