Anthany Beatty, Junior graduated from the department’s cadet training class. His father, Anthany Beatty, Senior, served with the Lexington Division of Police for 34-years and became the first African-American police chief in 2001. Historically, he was the first Lexington Police Chief to be promoted and to have served in every rank of the department.
Beatty’s youngest son, Embry Beatty, has served as a firefighter with the Lexington Fire Department for 11-years.
"I’ve never tried to persuade either of my sons to go into public safety careers; the job of protecting and serving the public is not always easy," Anthany Beatty, Senior said. "But what I hope they consistently saw in my career journey, was treating everyone with the utmost respect, being constantly aware of treating others the way I want to be treated, and really enjoying the work I was doing."