TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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KSP Madisonville Post 2 Welcomes New Troopers
Date of News Release: 09/30/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville would like to welcome six new troopers to their ranks. A total of 63 new troopers graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort on September 17, 2010. Their addition to the force brings the agency's strength to a total of 917 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Trooper Benjamin W. Cox is a 28-year-old native of Trenton, KY. He graduated from Todd County Central High School in 2000 and graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2004. Trooper Cox is assigned to Muhlenberg County.
Trooper Jacob W. Fortney is a 24-year-old native of Central City, KY. He graduated from Muhlenberg North High School in 2004 and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2008. Trooper Fortney is assigned to Hopkins County.
Trooper Ryan D. Fox is a 25-year-old native of Goreville, IL. He graduated from Goreville High School (IL.) in 2003 and graduated from Murray State University in 2007. Prior to starting the KSP Academy, he was a telecommunicator for KSP Post 2 Madisonville. Trooper Fox is assigned to Hopkins County.
Trooper Jonathan C. McGehee is a 24-year-old native of Bremen, KY. He graduated from Muhlenberg North High School in 2004. Prior to joining the Kentucky State Police, he was a deputy for the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department and an officer with the Central City Police Department. Trooper McGehee is assigned to Hopkins County.
Trooper Scotty R. Sharp is a 37-year-old native of Leitchfield, KY. He graduated from Grayson County High School in 1991. He received his BA from Western Kentucky University in 1996 and his masters from Western Kentucky University in 2006. Trooper Sharp is married with three children. Trooper Sharp is assigned to Hopkins County.
Trooper Casey J. Wethington is a 25-year-old native of Columbia, KY. He graduated from Adair County High School in 2003 and attended Lindsey Wilson College. Trooper Wethington is assigned to Webster County.
The new troopers will undergo an extensive field-training period with experienced troopers for 8 to 12 weeks. After the field-training period, they will begin their respective assignments.