Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He loved going to Florida three times in the past eight months.

He loved spending time with the grandchildren.

And he loved being away from the 24/7 stress and strain of running a law enforcement agency.

But, eight months after he resigned from the Bardstown Police Department as its chief, Rick McCubbin knew that he was too young to retire.

“This is my passion. This is my life,” McCubbin said of his love for law enforcement. “It’s a calling.”