Sgt. Godwin is a lifelong resident of Logan County. He graduated from Benjamin Logan High School in 1989 and from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. He holds an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. He is currently enrolled in the American Military University where he is pursuing his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and has served Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Kuwait and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Sgt. Godwin began his law enforcement career in 1996 with the Bellefontaine Police Department and came to the Sheriff’s Office in 2000. He has held several positions at the Sheriff’s Office including SWAT team member, drug investigations, field training officer and hostage negotiator.