TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Post 16 - Trooper of the Year
Date of News Release: 05/14/2010
(Henderson, Ky.) -- On Wednesday, May 5, 2010, the Kentucky State Police held their annual awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville. Trooper Allen Lacy from the Henderson Post was honored at the ceremony.
Trooper Lacy has been an exemplary unit while being assigned Ohio and McLean County. Lacy's motivation and work ethic is second to none and his activity is always among the highest at Post 16. In 2009, Lacy issued 843 total citations with 32 DUI arrests and 587 speed violations. Furthermore, he opened 23 criminal cases resulting in 90 criminal arrests. Lacy is very proactive in drug interdiction and narcotic investigations. Of the 23 cases that were opened, 7 were narcotics related with one being a cash seizure of $14,600.00.
Trooper Lacy is also committed to community policing with an emphasis on child safety. He has been working very closely with area high schools in our post district by implementing a "Ghost Out" program. This program is a DUI awareness campaign that is designed to take place just before prom to deter underage drinking and driving. This powerful program includes guest speakers, simulated traffic collisions, simulated court trials and even simulated deaths due to driving under the influence. Lacy took an idea and placed it into action by implementing hard work, coordination and determination. All this was achieved while being a proactive night shift road unit in Ohio and McLean County.
Trooper Lacy has distinguished himself in the community he serves with his strong work ethic and has developed a solid reputation. In fact, Post 16 has received phone calls and letters from citizens praising his work. Lacy routinely receives complaint calls at his home when he is off duty. He always tries to assist in any way he can and most often will contact post and request permission to handle the complaint himself.
Trooper Lacy strives to be the best he can be and always seeks out more work than is expected of him. He is an informal leader in his squad, a field training officer and is a tremendous asset to Post 16. Lacy has gained the respect of his peers and post supervision. Trooper Lacy has gone above and beyond the call of duty for a Kentucky State Trooper.