TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP Post 1 Welcomes New Troopers
Date of News Release: 09/27/2010
(Hickory, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police in Mayfield would like to welcome five new Troopers to Post 1. These five along with 58 other men and women graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort, Kentucky on September 17th.
Trooper Cory Hamby is a 22-year-old native of Marion, Kentucky. He is a 2006 graduate of Crittenden County High School and attended Murray State University. Trooper Hamby will be assigned to patrol Trigg County.
Trooper Raymond Chambers III is a 27-year-old native of Glasgow, Kentucky. He is a 2001 graduate of Barren County High School and a 2005 graduate of Western Kentucky University. Chambers is married to his wife Gina and has two children, Landon and Jaycee. Trooper Chambers will be assigned to patrol Graves County.
Trooper James Martin is a 23-year-old native of Radcliff, Kentucky. He is a 2005 graduate of North Hardin High School and a 2009 graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Trooper Martin will be assigned to patrol Marshall County.
Trooper Jonathon Ward is a 28-year-old native of Central City, Kentucky. He is a 2002 graduate of Daymar College. Ward is married to his wife Melissa and has two children, Megan and Joshua. Trooper Ward will be assigned to patrol Graves County.
Trooper Michael Bennett is a 27-year-old native of Murray, Kentucky. He is a 2001 graduate of Calloway County High School and attended Murray State University. Bennett is a veteran of the United State Marine Corps and currently serves with the Kentucky National Guard's 438th Military Police unit. Bennett is married to his wife Tamara and has two children, Travis and Brett. Trooper Bennett will be assigned to patrol Graves County.
Each of these men will take part in an 8-12 week field training period before being released to their respective assignments.