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Two Hazard Female Troopers were Presented Awards

Date of News Release: 11/30/2009

An image of Captain Scott Miller, Trooper Jennifer Sandlin and Sergeant Jacqualine Pickrell, click here to enlarge

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On Wednesday November 5th, 2009 Trooper Jennifer Sandlin and Sergeant Jackie Pickrell were presented with an award by the Kentucky Women's Law Enforcement Network.  The award was for exceptional valor while in the performance of their duties on January 2, 2009 in which they were both involved in a physical altercation with a subject in Perry County in which the subject was fatally wounded.

Trooper Jennifer Sandlin

  • 1998 grad of Perry County Central High School
  • 2002 grad of Eastern Kentucky University-BS in Forensic Science
  • Grad KSP Academy 2003 (Class 81) Assigned to Post 9
  • Assigned to Post 13 in 2006
  • 2009 Member of the KSP Post 13 Criminal Interdiction Team

Sergeant Jacqualine Pickrell

  • 1998 grad of Whitesburg High School
  • Grad KSP academy in 2002 (Class79) Assigned to Post 8.
  • Assigned to Electronic Crimes Branch 2004
  • Assigned to Post 13 in 2006
  • Trooper of the Year for Hazard Post 2006-07
  • 2008 Governor's Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement for Post 13
  • 2008 Member of the year for the Kentucky Women's Law Enforcement Network
  • Perry County Drug Court until promotion on September 1st.
  • Named Crisis Intervention Officer of the Year on June 24, 2009 by Crisis Intervention Team Kentucky.
  • Promoted to Sergeant on September 1st, 2009 and transferred to KSP Criminal ID and Records.

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