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KSP Post 9 Under New Command

Date of News Release: 08/27/2010

Captain John McMahan

(Pikeville, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police Post 9-Pikeville would like to introduce our newest Post Commander.

On August 16, 2010 Captain John McMahan, a 17 year veteran, assumed command of the Pikeville Post of the Kentucky State Police. Captain McMahan is a native of Knott County.

After graduating the KSP Academy in 1993 Captain McMahan began his career working at the Pikeville Post. He has had a wide variety of assignments throughout his career. He has worked as a Trooper, Sergeant, and now Captain at Post 9. He has also been the commander at the Inspections and Evaluations Branch in Frankfort, and has served at Post 6 Dry Ridge, Post 14-Ashland and Post 13-Hazard.

Captain McMahan has a vested interest in the Pikeville Post community. He has worked at Pikeville Post for 12 years of his 17 year career. His wife Georgie is a Pike County native and is from the Upper Chloe area. He and his wife have four children ranging in ages from 13 to 27. He is a member of the Black Gold Detachment of the Marine Corps League, a member of Krypton Masonic Lodge #905, and is a 2009 graduate of the FBI National Academy. Captain McMahan is also a 2LT in the Ky National Guard serving with the 617th MP Company- Detachment 1 at Prestonsburg.

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