Man credits police officer with sobriety

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Officer is Casey County native Donovan Grider

Editor’s note: Donovan Grider is the son of Donny and Gwen Grider of Casey County. This story is a WLEX18.com report.


A Lexington man who credited a fateful run in with police two years ago for saving his life got to thank the man who was the catalyst for his recovery.

Lee Stiltner was a displaced coal-miner from Pike County who had lost his job and his hope. He had lost all contact with his family, had burned most of his bridges and was caught in a hopeless cycle of addiction that left him cold and hungry on the streets.

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