Trooper David Jones
Kentucky State Police
Post 6, Dry Ridge
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Post 6 Wins KSP Annual Softball Tournament
Date of News Release: 07/14/2008
(Dry Ridge, KY) - Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge recently won the annual State Police Softball Tournament. The tournament is made up of state police posts and sections from all over the state. It is a big accomplishment to win the State Police Tournament. This is only the second time that Post 6 has one the tournament since its inception but also the second time they have won in the past four years. Post 6 was led by tournament MVP Trooper David Jones. Trooper Jerry Fieger and Sgt. Scott Davenport also made the all Tournament team. Detective Kevin Flick lead the team in batting. Other members of the State Champion team are Trooper Jeremy Moore, Trooper Matt Feltner, Trooper Scott Allen, Trooper Edward Kuehne, Trooper David Holland, Trooper Chad Mills, Trooper Nathan Moore, Sgt. Aaron Beighle, and Trooper Steven Robb.
Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Trooper Island where in 1966, more than two dozen Kentucky State Troopers embarked on an ambitious project that later became known as Trooper Island. Under the watchful eye of then director Ted Bassett, a 34- acre island straddling the Kentucky/Tennessee border became home to a summer camp that would eventually benefit thousands of Kentucky youngsters less fortunate than most. However, from inception Trooper Island was envisioned as more of a life-changing experience than just another summer camping experience. Early supporters included churches, Optimists, Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs from around the Commonwealth.
Located on Dale Hollow Lake, the curriculum and camping experience has become more sophisticated to include courses in water safety, environmental awareness, gun safety, drug prevention, personal hygiene, citizenship, and self-esteem enhancement. However, the influence and interaction with strong role models from within the Kentucky State Police has remained unchanged. One of the many unique aspects of Trooper Island is the way that children are selected to attend. Troopers are charged with the responsibility of finding candidates from the respective areas in which they patrol in each of the 120 counties in the state.