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KSP Honors Berea Resident

Date of News Release: 09/03/2014

Kentucky State Police Tpr. Paul Blanton (left), of the KSP Public Affairs Branch, presented Berea-resident Officer Charles E. Tinsley, Jr

(Frankfort, Ky.) - Kentucky State Police Tpr. Paul Blanton (left), of the KSP Public Affairs Branch, presented Berea-resident Officer Charles E. Tinsley, Jr. with the 2014 Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Public Affairs Officer of the Year award in recognition of his unparalleled dedication and support of Trooper Island Camp. An 11-year veteran of the agency, Tinsley is public affairs officer for CVE Region 5 in Morehead. A native of Harlan, Tinsley is a 1993 graduate of Cumberland High School and a 1999 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He is the son of Charles E. Tinsley, Sr., of Benham, Ky., and Cynthia L. Kyle, of Louisville, Ky. During 2014, Tinsley sold 550 tickets for the camp's fundraising raffle.

Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations. No public funds are used.

Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. Visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm for more information about Trooper Island.