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KSP Trooper Among Finalists For National 'Trooper of the Year' Award

Date of News Release: 03/27/2013

l. to r. KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, Louisiana State Police Col. Michael Edmonson, Det. Daniel Morck, and Motorola CEO Greg Brown

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) ľKentucky State Police (KSP) Det. Daniel P. Morck was among four finalists for the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) 'Trooper of the Year' award.

Morck, a 10-year veteran of the KSP, was nominated for his efforts to combat child exploitation. Throughout 2012, he worked on numerous cases involving child pornography and suspected sexual predators. These investigations have resulted in charges against a number of individuals living and working in close proximity to children.

The other three troopers recognized were Officer Tyler Carlton of the California Highway Patrol, Trooper David W. Crank of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Trooper Timothy A. Strohmeyer of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Colonel Michael Edmonson, Louisiana State Police and the General Chair of the IACP State and Provincial Division along with Greg Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola Solutions recognized all four candidates for their accomplishments.

"These Troopers, through their deeds and actions, exemplify the very best in law enforcement" said Edmonson. "No matter the color of their uniforms, or the shape of their badges, these troopers represent the excellence in service that the public expects, and which we honor."

Officer Tyler Carlton of the California Highway Patrol won the Trooper of the Year honor.

KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer attended the award ceremony and was proud that Det. Morck was selected as a finalist.

"Through his everyday actions, Detective Morck continues to exemplify the high standards that our agency strives to maintain," said Brewer. "His diligence and persistence have taken numerous child predators off the streets."

Det. Morck served six years as a uniformed trooper and the past five years as a detective. In 2009, Det. Morck became the Post 2 Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) detective. He currently resides in Madisonville with his wife and three children.

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