TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Madisonville Post Welcomes New Troopers
Date of News Release: 01/04/2006
Madisonville, KY - The Kentucky State Police Madisonville Post 2 welcomed four additional troopers to its ranks on Wednesday, December 21, 2005. Tpr. Ivan Dennison, Tpr. Matthew Foster, Tpr. Benjamin Sawyer and Tpr. Derek Smith are four of eighty-eight state trooper cadets that graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy on December 20, 2005.
|Trooper Ivan Dennison, 26, was born in Fort Knox, KY. He attended ECC and Campbellsville College. Trooper Dennison is assigned to Webster County.|
|Trooper Matthew Foster, 23, was born in Paducah, KY. He currently resides in Marion, KY. He attended Murray State University. Trooper Foster is assigned to Crittenden County.|
|Trooper Benjamin Sawyer, 25, was born in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Trooper Sawyer is assigned to Hopkins County.|
|Trooper Derek Smith, 22, was born in Paducah, KY. He attended Paducah Community College and Murray State University. Trooper Smith is assigned to Hopkins County.|
With the addition of the new graduates, the Madisonville Post has 46 sworn officers.
Statewide, the Kentucky State Police have a total of 1,013 sworn officers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.