Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
Thirty-Nine KSP Officers Promoted
Eighty-Three Officers First Group Awarded Trooper First Class
Date of Release: 08/23/05
FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) announced the promotion of 39 officers during a ceremony held today at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville. Another 82 officers, plus one posthumously, were awarded trooper first class, the first group to receive the new designation.
Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Steve Pence, complimented the officers for their efforts. "These men and women have dedicated themselves to advancing the mission of the Kentucky State Police," said Pence. "On behalf of the Commonwealth, I want to commend the promotional recipients and trooper first class awardees for their commitment to public service and safety."
KSP Commissioner Mark L. Miller cited the diligence that troopers must possess to be promoted. "These officers have dedicated countless hours of training, studying, testing, interviewing and otherwise maintaining the highest standards to take their place as leaders in the Kentucky State Police," said Miller. "Combined, these officers have 427 years of experience. This collective understanding will come to bear as we continuously strive to best meet the law enforcement needs of Kentucky."
Pence and Miller also recognized officers receiving trooper service achievement awards, earning them the title of trooper first class. This was the first group of troopers, who range in terms of service from nine to 37 years and collectively have 1,278 years as KSP officers, to receive this designation. The award is based on criteria including performance evaluations and at least eight years of service with the agency.
"I'm pleased to present these awards, which allow more incentive opportunities within the position of trooper," said Miller. "These officers have excelled in many areas to earn this award and can take pride in being the first to receive it."
Three lieutenants were promoted to captain: Michael Crawford, William Payton and Greg Speck.
Crawford was reassigned from the Dry Ridge Post to commander of the Strategic Planning Branch at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort. Payton remains assigned to the Bowling Green Post and is now commander of the post. Speck remains assigned to the Columbia Post and is now the post commander.
Eleven sergeants were promoted to lieutenant: John Bradley, Keith Payne, David Hay, Phillip Burnett Jr., Claude Little, John Carrico Jr., Sean Welch, John McMahan, Stephen Roper, Scottie Ward, Leonard Banks were promoted from sergeant to lieutenant.
Bradley, who was in the Communications and Computer Technology Branch, and Hay, who was in the Academy Branch, both located in Frankfort, were reassigned to the Dry Ridge Post. Payne, who had been assigned to the Henderson Post, was reassigned to the Bowling Green Post. Ward who is assigned to the Bowling Green Post remains there.
Burnett remains assigned to the Harlan Post. Little, McMahan and Banks were transferred from the Pikeville Post, with Little now assigned to the Hazard Post, McMahan to the Ashland Post and Banks to the Mayfield Post.
Carrico remains assigned to the Criminal Identification and Records Branch. Welch was reassigned from the Special Operations Branch to the Ashland Post. Roper was transferred from the Richmond Post to the Columbia Post.
Twenty-five troopers were promoted to sergeant: Jonathan Grant, John Taylor, James Stephens, Jason Simpson, Anthony Taulbee, Janet Gabbard, Jason Kirk, David Jude, Stacey May, David Millay, Bobby Murray, John Yates, Kevin Pickett, Henry Carmichael IV, Timothy Bailey, Brookes Young, James Kidd, Mark Bess, Thomas Walsh, Jesse Owens, Brenton Ford, Kenneth Duff, Michael Evans, Kenneth Bowman and Kevin Minor.
Grant remains assigned to the Driver Testing Branch in the Mayfield area, and Simpson will be transferred from the Columbia Post to the Driver Testing Branch in Frankfort as the commercial driver license supervisor. Bess, from the Driver Testing Branch, and Ford, from the Henderson Post, have taken assignments at the Campbellsburg Post.
May remains assigned to the Dry Ridge Post where Taylor, who was assigned to the Richmond Post, was reassigned.
Stephens was reassigned from the Ashland Post to the Pikeville Post. Taulbee and Kidd, both from the Pikeville Post, were reassigned to the Harlan Post.
Gabbard remains assigned to the Mayfield Post, while Duff, from the Hazard Post, and Minor, from the Ashland Post, were reassigned to the Mayfield Post.
Kirk and Bailey, both from the Madisonville Post, and Millay from the West Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations Branch (DESI), were transferred to the Henderson Post. Young remains assigned to the Henderson Post.
Jude and Evans remain assigned to the Academy Branch in Frankfort. Murray remains assigned to the Madisonville Post, and Pickett and Carmichael will remain assigned to the Bowling Green Post. Walsh, who was assigned to the Elizabethtown Post, and Owens, who had been in the Special Operations Branch, Canine Section, were both transferred to the Bowling Green Post.
Yates was reassigned from the London Post to the Communications and Computer Technology Branch in Frankfort. Bowman was transferred from the Morehead Post to the Mayfield Post.
The following officers were awarded trooper first class:
|Trooper Barry K. Knuckles||Post 10-Harlan (Awarded posthumously)|
|Trooper Stuart K. Adams||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Terry A. Alexander||Post 3-Bowling Green|
|Trooper Stacy T. Anderkin||Post 11-London|
|Detective Anthony L. Anderson||Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations (DESI) East|
|Trooper Christopher G. Anderson||Post 1-Mayfield|
|Trooper Thomas J. Atkin||Academy Branch|
|Detective Stephen D. Auvenshine||Intelligence Branch|
|Trooper William S. Barrow||Academy Branch|
|Trooper Lonnie W. Bell||Post 16-Henderson|
|Trooper Clyde E. Bertram, Jr.||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Barry M. Blair||Post 11-London|
|Trooper David J. Brennan||Post 12-Frankfort|
|Trooper Darren C. Broyles||Post 12-Frankfort|
|Trooper Stephen C. Bryan||Post 1-Mayfield|
|Trooper George S. Canter||Canine Section|
|Trooper Michael B. Carnahan||Post 12-Frankfort|
|Trooper Christopher B. Chenault||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Rodger W. Cooper||DESI East|
|Trooper David W. Cornett||Post 11-London|
|Trooper Michael H. Cornett||Post 10-Harlan|
|Trooper Roger D. Cowherd||Driver Testing Branch|
|Trooper Christopher J. Crockett||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Joel C. Davis||Post 1-Mayfield|
|Trooper William H. Elliotte||Post 11-London|
|Trooper Anthony L. Fannin||Special Response Team|
|Trooper Carey J. Figg||Intelligence Branch|
|Trooper Robert L. Garnes||Post 14-Ashland|
|Trooper Tommy A. Garrett||Driver Testing Branch|
|Trooper Wilmer A. Gatson||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Eric D. Gibson||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper John W. Giles||Executive Security Branch|
|Trooper Mark E. Gillingham||Post 4-Elizabethtown|
|Detective Steven N. Glenn||Vehicle Investigations|
|Trooper Elliott D. Gollihue||Post 14-Ashland|
|Trooper James D. Heller||Post 4-Elizabethtown|
|Trooper Jonathan L. Holbrook||Post 3-Bowling Green|
|Trooper Anthony T. Holder||Post 3-Bowling Green|
|Trooper James S. Hopkins||Post 9-Pikeville|
|Trooper Marcus W. Hopkins||DESI East|
|Trooper Darrell W. Hutchison||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Delano L. Jewell||Post 3-Bowling Green|
|Detective Cindy L. Langer||DESI East|
|Trooper Christopher J. Lanham||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Samuel R. Little||Executive Security Branch|
|Trooper Ralph V. Lockard, Jr.||Post 8-Morehead|
|Trooper Jason R. Lovins||Special Response Team|
|Detective Billy W. Madden||DESI East|
|Detective Jonathan T. Marshall||DESI East|
|Trooper Michael M. May||Post 3-Bowling Green|
|Trooper James B. Meadows||Post 1-Mayfield|
|Trooper Terry A. Moore||Post 4-Elizabethtown|
|Trooper Robert C. Mouser||Post 4-Elizabethtown|
|Trooper Donald P. Mullikin||Post 6-Dry Ridge|
|Trooper Monte H. Owens||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Markael O. Padgett||Post 14-Ashland|
|Trooper Garry T. Partin||Post 10-Harlan|
|Trooper Steven R. Pavey||Post 4-Elizabethtown|
|Trooper Tony E. Perkins||Canine Section|
|Trooper Joie L. Peters||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Timothy M. Rascoe||Post 16-Henderson|
|Trooper Clyde M. Rayburn||Post 12-Frankfort|
|Detective William H. Riley||Vehicle Investigations|
|Trooper Sherman E. Royse||Post 8-Morehead|
|Detective Timothy N. Simpson||DESI West|
|Trooper Scott Skaggs||Post 3-Bowling Green|
|Trooper Jeremy C. Slinker||Special Response Team|
|Trooper Kenneth P. Stewart||Post 12-Frankfort|
|Detective Jeffrey L. Stevens||DESI East|
|Trooper Eric A. Stone||Post 12-Frankfort|
|Trooper Michael A. Stotts||Post 7-Richmond|
|Trooper Roy D. Tarrence||Post 3-Bowling Green|
|Trooper Mikey J. Turnbow||Canine Section|
|Trooper Ricky V. Underwood||Canine Section|
|Detective Jeffrey D. Waddle||DESI East|
|Trooper Marvin D. Watson||Post 9-Pikeville|
|Detective Louis G. Weber||DESI West|
|Detective Jasper D. White||DESI East|
|Detective Kevin R. Willoughby||DESI East|
|Trooper Jeffrey W. Wilson||Post 3-Bowling Green|
|Trooper Norman F. Winchester, Jr.||Post 3-Bowling Green|
|Detective John G. Wolf||Intelligence Branch|
|Trooper Kenneth R. Yarber||Canine Section|