Get to know SPD dispatcher Liz McKinney

Each week, The Tribune will be spotlighting local law enforcement and first responders.

Whether they are police officers, firefighters or emergency medical personnel, these men and women in uniform are highly trained to serve and protect their communities.

This week was National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Name: Liz McKinney

Agency: Seymour Police Department

Badge number: R83

Position: Day-shift dispatcher

Years of service: 9

Hobbies: Anything with my kids, DIY projects, crocheting

Favorite part about working as a dispatcher: Being able to be there for someone on their worst day.

Favorite food: Anything from Olive Garden

Favorite sports: Softball, baseball, anything my kids are into.

Favorite musician: Miranda Lambert

Words of wisdom: Whatever you decide to do in life, make sure it makes you happy.