Meet Officer Clark
Wed, 10/07/2020 - 11:15am admin
Willow Springs Police Department welcomed a new officer last week. Officer Corey Clark is the newest law enforcement officer to join the department. According to Chief Bryan Hogan, Officer Clark is a recent graduate of the Missouri Sheriff’s Training Academy in West Plains, and was highly recommended by his classmate, Officer John Thomas.
“We were happy to bring him aboard and get him going,” said Chief Hogan.
For himself, Officer Clark reports that he is from the local area, having spent time in Mountain View, West Plains, and Willow Springs. He graduated from high school in West Plains.
For the last two years, he worked as a jailer at the Howell County Jail. Officer Clark is a veteran, having served six years in the United States Army. During that time, he was stationed in Alaska, Colorado, and spent 13 months in Afghanistan.
“I wanted to be a police officer since I was a kid,” he said.
Law enforcement is a family affair in the Clark household. Officer Clark’s wife is a police officer at West Plains Police Department. The Clarks have three sons.
About this new chapter of his career, Officer Clark said, “I love Willow Springs. It’s a great place...I fish here all the time, hunt here with my dad.”
Officer Clark is currently in training with Sergeant Michael Huffman and Assistant Chief Wes Ellison. He will be working various shifts before moving permanently to the overnight shift.
by Amanda Mendez, publisher