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Two other officers promoted, one coming to and one leaving Post 15

Date of News Release: 08/31/2005

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2005) - A KSP officer at the Columbia Post has been promoted to captain and named post commander, while a promoted officer transfers to the post and another promoted officer leaves the post.

Lt. Governor and  Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Steve Pence is on the left and KSP Commissioner Mark L. Miller is on the right of the Captian SpeckGreg Speck was promoted to captain and remains at the post as its commander. Speck has been a KSP officer since 1988. Other assignments during his career include commander of the KSP Intelligence Section in Frankfort and working with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Area Task Force. He's also worked in the KSP Driver Testing Branch and at the Bowling Green, Harlan, London and Henderson Posts.

Speck is a 1976 graduate of Clinton County High School and a 1988 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He, his wife, Dana Witham Speck, and daughter live in Albany.

Lt. Governor and  Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Steve Pence is on the left and KSP Commissioner Mark L. Miller is on the right of the Lt. RoperBrent Roper was promoted to lieutenant and transferred from the Richmond Post to the Columbia Post. A 15-year KSP veteran, Roper also has worked at the Morehead, London and Henderson Posts during his career.

A native of Harlan, he graduated from Harlan High School in 1988 and attended Cumberland College and Eastern Kentucky University. He, his wife, Charlotte, and two children live in Richmond.

Lt. Governor and  Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Steve Pence is on the left and KSP Commissioner Mark L. Miller is on the right of the Sgt. SimpsonJason Simpson was promoted to sergeant and transferred from the Columbia Post to the Driver Testing Branch in Frankfort as the Commercial Driver License supervisor.

Simpson, who resides in Adair County and has one daughter, graduated from Adair County High School in 1990 and is a 1998 graduate of Upper Iowa University.

Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Steve Pence complimented the promoted officers for their efforts. "These men ...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...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.

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