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New Supervisors Assigned to KSP Post 9: Transfers and Promotions

Date of News Release: 03/10/2008

(Pikeville, KY)- Kentucky State Police Post 9-Pikeville would like to introduce our newest supervisors. With transfers and promotions Post 9 is under new supervision.

February 16, 2008 the Commissioner Rodney Brewer made numerous promotions and transfers across the Commonwealth, several of the those changes directly affected Post 9.

An image of Detective Donnie Shearer, click here to open in a new windowDetective Donnie Shearer, a 7 year veteran, was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Post 14-Ashland. Shearer is a native of Louisville, Ky and currently resides in Floyd County. He was previously assigned as a Trooper in Mayfield and Pikeville and most recently as a Detective for Post 9.


An image of Lieutenant Todd Kidd, click here to open in a new windowSergeant Todd Kidd , a 10 year veteran, was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to Human Resources as Commander of Recruiting. Kidd is a native of Pike County. He has been previously assigned as a Trooper at Post 09 (1998-2003), promoted to Sgt in 2003 and assigned to Post 04-Elizabethtown as a Squad Sergeant, transferred to Post 8-Morehead in 2004 as a Squad Sergeant, served as Squad Sergeant at Post 09 2004-2008.

An image of Sergeant Anthony Taulbee, click here to open in a new windowSergeant Anthony Taulbee, a 9 year veteran, was transferred from Post 10-Harlan to Post 9-Pikeville. Taulbee is a native of Salyersville and currently lives in Pike County with his wife Melanie and his son, Brayden. Taulbee has worked at Post 9 Pikeville as a Trooper and Detective before he was promoted and transferred to Post 10-Harlan.

An image of Sergeant Lieutenant Sean Welch, click here to open in a new window Lieutenant Sean Welch, a 13 year veteran, was transferred from Post 14-Ashland to Post 9-Pikeville on March 1, 2008. Welch is a native of Towanda, PA. He currently lives in Magoffin county with his wife, April. Welch has worked at the Pikeville Post as a Trooper and Detective before being promoted to Sgt. He has also been assigned to the Kentucky State Police Academy and the Special Response Team.

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