TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP Mayfield Troopers Receive Awards
Date of News Release: 05/24/2012
(Frankfort, KY) – The Kentucky State Police held their annual awards ceremony on Monday, May 21st at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Five Troopers from the Mayfield Post received awards including three for life saving acts.
Trooper Brad Ramsey was awarded Post 1 Trooper of the Year for his work during 2011. During 2011, Trooper Ramsey issued 1,490 citations, investigated 43 criminal cases, and made 222 criminal arrests. A native of Madisonville, Trooper Ramsey is a nine year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He is assigned to McCracken County.
Detective John Sims received the award for Post 1 Detective of the Year for his work during 2011. Detective Sims logged over 2000 hours during the year investigating numerous major crimes as well as assisting with other investigations. Sims also investigated dozens of "Internet Crimes Against Children" also known as ICAC complaints. Sims is a native of Paducah, and a nine year veteran of the Kentucky State Police.
Three Troopers received Life Saving medals for their immediate actions to prevent loss of human life. Trooper Thomas Clifton, Trooper Jonathon Ward, and Trooper Alison Ramsey each received the Life Saving Medal.
On December 24th, 2011, Trooper Ward responded to a residence in Graves County to check the welfare of a female. Upon Trooper Ward's arrival, he discovered a female walking in the road with numerous prescription drugs in her hands. Shortly after his arrival, the female fell to the ground, and became unresponsive. Troopers Clifton and Ramsey arrived, and the three began to perform CPR on the female. After several minutes of CPR, the Troopers were successful at resuscitating the victim, and assisted with the transport of the female to a local hospital. Medical personnel later stated that without the prompt action of the Troopers, the female would have most likely died.
Trooper Thomas Clifton is a seven year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, and a native of Mayfield. Trooper Ramsey is a four year veteran of the agency, and a native of Tamaqua, PA. Trooper Ward is a two year veteran of the agency, and a native of Central City.