Who Is Sgt. John Mattingly?
Show. John Mattingly, sergeant Matthew, welcome to America first. Mister gorkum, I'm excited to be here today. Call me Sebastian, please. All right, let's start with who you are. Let's talk about your record, how many years you've been in the police force who you served with in the various duty posts that you filled. Please just give us a little biographic summary if you would. Sure. So I served for 21 years all in the same department, Louisville metro police department. I started back in 2000. I did 5 years on late watch, which is a midnight to 8 a.m. shift. After that, I went to what's called a flex unit, and it's a small narcotic style unit within each division. And I did that for four, four and a half years. In 2009, I was promoted to sergeant, where I went back to late watch for about a year. My body was screaming at me at that point. You get too old. Let's do something else. I had ten years on the department at this time. So I went to our division detective unit and was able to do that for about a year and a half, but the whole going into work every day and suit and tie and doing a lot of paperwork just wasn't my style on the police department. I like the hands on staying busy type stuff. So then went back to what's called our viper unit in 2012. And that was a violent crime unit we started because our increase in homicides and robberies had gone through the roof and so we went after the worst of the worst and I did that until late 2015, early 2016. That's when I went to our major narcotics unit. I've been up there until 2020 and March 13th when this incident took place and the rest is history.