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Madisonville Post Welcomes New Troopers

Date of News Release: 11/07/2011

Left to Right: Trooper Carlock, Trooper Craft, Trooper Crick, & Trooper Bartolotti

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville would like to welcome four new troopers to their ranks. A total of 60 new troopers graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort on October 30, 2011. Their addition to the force brings the agency's strength to a total of 914 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Trooper Joseph R. Bartolotti is a 22-year-old native of DuQuoin, IL. He graduated from Christopher High School in Christopher, IL in 2007. He graduated from Murray State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Trooper Bartolotti is assigned to Webster County.

Trooper Jonathan T. Carlock is a 24-year-old native of Bowling Green, KY. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 2005 and attended Western Kentucky University. Trooper Carlock is assigned to Hopkins County.

Trooper Nathan R. Craft is a 25-year-old native of Hopkinsville, KY. He graduated from Hopkinsville High School in 2004. He has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Hopkinsville Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville. Trooper Craft is assigned to Hopkins County.

Trooper Curtis L. Crick is a 26-year-old native of Greenville, KY. He graduated from Muhlenberg North High School in 2003 and attended Madisonville Community College. Trooper Crick is assigned to Hopkins 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.

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