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2006 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards Presented

Date of News Release: 12/12/06

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -Law enforcement officers, agencies and individuals from across the state were recognized for outstanding achievement at the 2006 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held today at the Galt House in Louisville.

The Kentucky State Police Honor Guard performed the Presentation of Colors, followed by the singing of the National Anthem by Trooper William Gregory. Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Commissioner Greg Howard provided the Invocation for the ceremony.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Jack Adams was joined by Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary General Norman E. Arflack in presenting awards to 192 officers from 187 law enforcement agencies for their extraordinary efforts in reducing impaired driving (see attached list).

"In Kentucky alone, there were 5,458 alcohol-related collisions in 2005," said Adams. "As a result of those collisions, 220 people were killed."

"Last year, you contributed to the 28,785 total arrests in this state. Let us not forget that each arrest for impaired driving may in fact be a life saving effort," added Adams.

Justice Secretary Norman Arflack also addressed the award recipients. "This award ceremony recognizes your work and dedication to saving lives of Kentuckians," said Arflack. "These officers are proof positive that the problem of driving under the influence can, and will be overcome."

Angela Leigh, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kentucky (MADD), recognized two organizations for their dedication and commitment to the DUI Standards Project. The DUI Standards program partners law enforcement with prosecution and the judiciary to identify strengths and weaknesses in DUI enforcement, prosecution, and adjudication to overcome barriers within the DUI system.

The recipients for these awards were the Hardin and Madison county attorney's offices. Jenny Pitts accepted the award for the Hardin County Attorney's Office and Marc Robbins accepted for Madison County Attorney's office.

"You can have tough laws and tough enforcement, but without tough outcomes in the court system, the public just will not get the message that drunk driving is a serious crime," said Leigh.

In addition, Ms. Leigh presented Captain Eric Walker, Commander for the Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP) and Therese Richerson GHSP Program Manager with outstanding service awards in recognition of their exceptional leadership, innovation and dedication in support of DUI enforcement and prosecution.

GOVERNOR'S IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DIVISIONAL WINNERS

The Governor's Division Award Winners for outstanding achievement in the apprehension of Impaired drivers, was presented to the following officers:

Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers)
Joseph Allen Weston, Lancaster Police Department

Division II (11-25 Sworn Officers)
Barry Cowan, Middlesboro Police Department

Division III (26-50 Sworn Officers)
Scott Svebakken, Murray Police Department

Division IV (51-150 Sworn Officers)
Keith Brown, Nicholasville Police Department

Division V (More Than 150 Sworn Officers)
Larry Collett, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

Division VI (Kentucky State Police Posts)
Steve Walker, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London.

GOVERNOR'S IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (alphabetically by agency)

  1. Albany Police Department, Brad A. Cross
  2. Alexandria Police Department, Mark Branham
  3. Allen County Sheriff's Department, Danny R. Davis
  4. Anchorage Police Department, Gary Burkhead
  5. Anderson County Sheriff's Department, David Bryan Taylor
  6. Ashland Police Department, Timothy Renfroe
  7. Auburn Police Department, Scott Harmon
  8. Audubon Police Department, Daniel Carr
  9. Ballard County Sheriff, Kyle Seratt
  10. Barbourville Police Department, Jake Knuckles
  11. Bardstown Police Department, Mike Martin
  12. Beattyville Police Department, James C. Moore, Jr.
  13. Beaver Dam Police Department, J.C. "Chris" Shephard
  14. Bellevue Police Department, Adam Noe
  15. Benton Police Department, William Treadway
  16. Berea Police Department, Dale Tillery
  17. Boone County Sheriff's Office, Chris Hall
  18. Bowling Green Police Department, David Hall
  19. Boyd County Sheriff's Department, Rick Francis
  20. Boyle County Sheriff, Al Isaacs
  21. Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, George Thurman
  22. Calvert City Police Department, Robert L. West
  23. Campbell County Police Department, Nicholas Heiert
  24. Campbellsville Police Department, Jermaine Kilgore
  25. Carlisle Police Department, Timothy D. Layne
  26. Carrollton Police Department, Rodney W. Hawkins
  27. Casey County Sheriff Department, Freeman Luttrell
  28. Cave City Police Department, Howard Garrison
  29. Central City Police Department, Matt Lear
  30. Cinncinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Police, Rob Minter
  31. Clinton County Sheriff Department, James Guffey
  32. Cold Spring Police Department, Dennis McCarthy II
  33. Columbia Police Department, Brad Scholl
  34. Columbia Police Department, Junior Murphey
  35. Covington Police Department, Robert Rose
  36. Crescent Springs Police Department, Ryan Strange
  37. Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Scot P. Daniels
  38. Cumberland Police Department, Silas L. Whitehead
  39. Cynthiana Police Department, David Osborne
  40. Danville Police Department, Jamie Ferrie
  41. Dawson Springs Police Department, Lonnie D. Rogers
  42. Earlington Police Department, Christopher Proctor
  43. Earlington Police Department, Craig Patterson
  44. Eastern Kentucky University Police Department, Greggrey Andrews
  45. Eddyville Police Department, Benny Kauffman
  46. Edgewood Police Department, Eddie Morris
  47. Edmonton Police Department, Jeremy D. Garman
  48. Elizabethtown Police Department, Matt Hodge
  49. Eminence Police Department, Todd Rankin
  50. Erlanger Police Department, Chad Girdler
  51. Falmouth Police Department, Aaron Arnsperger
  52. Flemingsburg Police Department, Randy Sergent
  53. Florence Police Department, Kris Smith
  54. Fort Mitchell Police Department, Ron Johnson
  55. Fort Thomas Police Department, Mark Fielding
  56. Fort Wright Police Department, Travis J. Brownv
  57. Frankfort Police Department, Travis A. Curtsinger
  58. Franklin Police Department, Roger Solomon
  59. Fulton Police Department, Steven Williams
  60. Georgetown Police Department, Ben Martin
  61. Glasgow Police Department, Jimmy Phelps
  62. Grant County Sheriff's Office, Kevin Burke
  63. Graves County Sheriff, Carroll D. Ramage
  64. Grayson Co. Sheriff Department, Casey Brammell
  65. Greensburg Police Department, Kenneth R. Thompson
  66. Hardin County Sheriff's Office, Ronnie G. Crim
  67. Hardinsburg Police Department, Jeff Hendrick
  68. Harlan City Police Department, William J. Howard
  69. Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Eddie Jones
  70. Harrodsburg Police Department, Scott Elder
  71. Hazard Police Department, Michael D. Napier
  72. Highland Heights Police, Dan Johns
  73. Hillview Police Department, Ken Straughn
  74. Hodgenville Police Department, Donald R. Jewell, II
  75. Horse Cave Police Department, William Tweedy
  76. Hyden Police Department, Monroe N. Nantz
  77. Independence Police Department, John Lonaker
  78. Irvine Police Department, Chris Cox
  79. Irvington Police Department, Clarence Moore
  80. Jackson Police Department, Brian Haddix
  81. Jamestown Police Department, Jeffrey L. Kerns
  82. Jeffersontown Police Department, William Dale Hutchison IV
  83. Jenkins Police Department, Brian Damron
  84. Jessamine County Sheriff, Kalen Hall
  85. Johnson County Sheriff Department, Thomas Wyatt
  86. Kenton County Police Department, Alan Johnson
  87. Kenton County Sheriff's Office, Bret Lovell
  88. Kentucky State University Police, Bryan Brashears
  89. Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Landry Collett
  90. KSP, Post 01, Mayfield, Cory Jessup
  91. KSP, Post 02, Madisonville, Daniel Morck
  92. KSP, Post 03, Bowling Green, Erik C. Salman
  93. KSP, Post 04, Elizabethtown, Jonathan Vaughn
  94. KSP, Post 05, Campbellsburg, James Mitchell
  95. KSP, Post 06, Dry Ridge, Delzie Kelly
  96. KSP, Post 07, Richmond, Toby Coyle
  97. KSP, Post 08, Morehead, Chris Hollon
  98. KSP, Post 08, Morehead, Toney Allen
  99. KSP, Post 09, Pikeville, Austin Hicks
  100. KSP, Post 10, Harlan, Jason York
  101. KSP, Post 11, London, Steve Walker
  102. KSP, Post 12, Frankfort, Mitch Harris
  103. KSP, Post 13, Hazard, Joey king
  104. KSP, Post 14, Ashland, Shane Goodall
  105. KSP, Post 15, Columbia, Jeremy Johnson
  106. KSP, Post 16, Henderson, Paul Herron
  107. LaGrange Police Department, David Taylor
  108. Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police Department, Matthew R.B. Hall
  109. Lancaster Police Department, Joseph Allen Weston
  110. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Mark Wheeler
  111. Lawrenceburg Police Department, Patrick Beasley
  112. Lebanon Junction Police Department, Terry L. Grunden
  113. Leitchfield Police Department, Jack Holland
  114. Leslie County Sheriff's Department, James M. Sizemore
  115. Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kenny R. Raleigh
  116. Lewisburg Police Department, Alan Alsup
  117. Lexington Division of Police, Donald J. Williams
  118. Liberty Police Department, Steven G. Garrett
  119. Logan County Sheriff's Department, Clinton D. Wright
  120. London Police Department, Darrel Kilburn
  121. Louisville Metro, Joseph F. Crutcher, Jr.
  122. Ludlow Police Department, Greg Eastham
  123. Madison County Sheriff's Department, Jerry C. Hudson
  124. Magoffin County Sherriff's Department, Randall "Bob" Johnson
  125. Marion County Sheriff's Department, Tony A. Belcher
  126. Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Steven Oakley
  127. Mayfield Police Department, Ricky C. Lester
  128. Maysville Police Department, Jeff Hord
  129. Menifee County Sheriff's Department, Bud Lyons
  130. Middlesboro Police Department, Barry Cowan
  131. Morehead Police Department, Patrick Smith
  132. Morehead State University Police Department, Mark Stidam
  133. Mt. Washington Police Department, Kenneth Hardin II
  134. Muldraugh Police Department, Mike West
  135. Murray Police Department, Scott Svebakken
  136. Nelson County Sheriff's Department, Kevin Cox
  137. New Haven Police Department, Larry Brent Moore
  138. Newport Police Department, Ronnie Gross
  139. Nicholasville Police Department, Keith Brown
  140. Northern Kentucky University Police, Charles Millbaught
  141. Oak Grove Police, David E. Tomlinson
  142. Oak Grove Police, Christopher M. Bedell
  143. Ohio County Sheriff's Department, Adam Wright
  144. Oldham County Police Department, T.D. Moore
  145. Olive Hill Police Department, Bruce Palmer
  146. Owen County Sheriff's Department, Marvin W. Goodrich
  147. Owenton Police Department, Rufus Shearer, Jr.
  148. Owingsville Police Department, John Sutherland
  149. Paducah Police Department, Lofton Rowley
  150. Paintsville Police Department, Brian Kidd
  151. Paris Police Department, Kevin C. Miller
  152. Pineville Police Department, Barry D. Mays
  153. Prestonsburg Police Department, Jon Eperson
  154. Princeton Police Department, Michael J. Ayers
  155. Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, James Layne
  156. Raceland Police Department, Richard Jones
  157. Radcliff Police Department, E. Lamar Jones
  158. Ravenna Police Department, Ken G. White
  159. Richmond Police Department, Eric Short
  160. Russell County Sheriff's Department, Tim Pierce
  161. Russell Police Department, Eugene M. Osborn
  162. Russell Springs Police Department, Jeremie West
  163. Russellville Police Department, Roger Lindsey
  164. Scott County Sheriff's Office, Ben Jones
  165. Scottsville Police Department, Brandon Ford
  166. Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Frank Jeffcoat
  167. Shelbyville Police Department, John Wilson
  168. Shepherdsville Police Department, Jeffrey Schank
  169. Shively Police Department, Eric Edbrooke
  170. Somerset Police Department, Billy Bolin
  171. St. Matthews Police Department, Steve Williams
  172. Standford Police Department, Tim Morris
  173. Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Aaron Walters
  174. Taylor Mill Police Department, Christopher Boone
  175. Taylorsville Police Department, Gordon Miles
  176. University of Kentucky Police, Laura Marco
  177. Vanceburg Police Department, Larry Smith
  178. Versailles Police Department, Nathan Craig
  179. Vine Grove Police Department, Victor Williams
  180. Warren County Sheriff's Department, Maxie Jones
  181. Warsaw Police Department, Brent Caldwell
  182. West Buechel Police Department, Daryl Neese
  183. West Liberty Police Department, Michael Zack Haney
  184. West Point Police Department, Steve Jesse
  185. West Point Police Department, Vernon Curl
  186. Western Kentucky University Police Department, Kemble Johnson
  187. Wilder Police Department, Michael J. Murdock
  188. Wilder Police Department, Jules Comte
  189. Williamstown Police Department, Robert Reed
  190. Wilmore Police Department, Jeff Bol
  191. Winchester Police Department, Steven Eric Campbell
  192. Worthington Police Department, Jeffery L. Hambrick

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