Pat Bass was born in Mt. Washington Kentucky and graduated from Bullitt East High School. He attended Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville, where he graduated with a degree in Justice Administration.
Pat started his police career in 1999 when he was hired by the Louisville Police Department. During his career with the Louisville Police and Louisville Metro Police he served in many units and divisions. In 2006 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served the 4th Division and 8th Division. Pat retired from LMPD in 2019 where he was the Sergeant for the 8th Division Detectives.