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Post 16 Trooper of the Year Nominee

Date of News Release: 05/24/2005

(Henderson, KY) - Trooper Sean McKinney is Post 16's nominee for Trooper of the Year for 2004. Trooper McKinney has distinguished himself in drug enforcement and particularly in the apprehension of impaired drivers. An image of  Left to right, Major Jeff Hancock, Trooper Sean McKinney and Col. Dean Hayes He represented Post 16 at the Governor's Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement this past December. Trooper McKinney made 95 D.U.I. arrests during the period from October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004. From January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004, Trooper McKinney made 110 D.U.I. arrests. During this same period Trooper McKinney issued 699 citations which included 173 for speeding and 98 for seat belt violations.

Throughout the year Trooper McKinney made a total of 108 criminal arrests. A large portion of these were drug related. Trooper McKinney has recovered marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription medication and cocaine through a systematic, proactive traffic enforcement effort. In addition, he discovered two methamphetamine labs on traffic stops that resulted in three individuals being arrested and charged in both cases.

Trooper McKinney's strong work ethic, outstanding accomplishments in drug and impaired driving enforcement and his dedication to duty and professionalism have given him a singular distinction as Trooper of the Year.

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