Get To Know David Schroerlucke '95

What did you do right after graduation? 

Career... I worked and went to school until I was eligible to be a police officer in Kentucky. I have been a law enforcement officer for nearly 21 years. Currently, I am a patrol captain at the Frankfort Police Department.


Describe DeSales in three words.

Best Men's School.


Where are you and what are you doing now?

Currently, I am the Captain over patrol at the Frankfort Police Department. I am married with three kids. I am an Ironman triathlon finisher and cancer survivor.


What do you like most about what you are doing?

I love leading new officers and mentoring junior leadership.


What is your favorite memory about DeSales?

Senior Retreat! Live the Fourth! Tim Keogh taught me critical thinking.


Who influenced you most during your time at DeSales?

Definitely Tim Keogh and Laura Probus…


What classes and learning experiences did you have at DeSales that are beneficial to the work you do?

I learned empathy and compassion in Mr. Keogh’s social justice classes. I didn’t necessarily agree with everything he taught, but I did learn to think more critically in determining my own values.


What is the most important thing you learned while you were at DeSales?

I became a man at Desales. I remember the moment I began to think as an adult, making decisions and taking responsibility for the consequences of such. Those details are private, but my education at DeSales laid the groundwork for adulthood.


What advice do you have for current (or potential) students at DeSales?

Live the Fourth! Enjoy being a kid, but be ready to become a man…


What do you like to do in your free time?

I am a Christian, hiker, bicyclist, motorcyclist, and runner. I am a father of three daughters and a husband of my high school sweetheart... What more is there?


Do you still stay in touch with any of your DeSales friends?

A few..


What’s next for you/where do you see yourself in five years?

I will be retired in the next year and a half. For me, 20+ years went by very quickly...