TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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KSP Officer Promoted, Remains at Madisonville Post
Two officers promoted, transferred from Madisonville to Henderson
Date of News Release: 08/31/2005
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2005) - Three KSP officers at the Madisonville Post recently were promoted, one remaining at Madisonville and two being transferred to another KSP post.
Bobby Murray was promoted to sergeant and remains at the Madisonville Post. Murray, who has been with the KSP since 1999, also has served at the Mayfield and Frankfort Posts and the Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West Branch during his career. He is a native of Idabel, OK, and graduated from Fairview High School in Tennessee. He currently resides in Slaughters.
Jason Kirk and Timothy Bailey were promoted to sergeant and transferred from the Madisonville Post to the Henderson Post.
Kirk, who has served the KSP for six years, had been at the Madisonville Post since 1999. A native of Marion, Kirk graduated from Crittenden County High School in 1992 and attended Murray State University. He is married with one child and resides in Princeton.
Bailey is a 22-year KSP veteran. His first assignment was the Richmond Post, but had worked at the Madisonville Post since 1985. He graduated from Calloway County High School in 1992. Bailey resides in Madisonville with his wife and two children.
Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Steve Pence complimented the promoted officers for their efforts. "These officers ...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.