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KSP Post 2 Commander Retiring After 27 Years of Service

Date of News Release: 07/18/2012

Captain William Marks Jr

Madisonville, KY. Captain William Marks Jr., Commander of Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville, is retiring on July 31, 2012, after 27 years of service with the KSP.

William Marks began his career with the Kentucky State Police in June of 1985. After graduating from the State Police Academy in November of 1985, he was stationed at the Henderson Post where he was assigned to Union County. In January of 1987, he transferred to the Madisonville Post where he was assigned to Hopkins County.

Throughout his career he has had numerous assignments within the agency:

  • November 1999, promoted to sergeant, assigned to the Henderson Post
  • September 2001, promoted to lieutenant and transferred to the Mayfield Post as the investigative lieutenant
  • June 2002, transferred to the Madisonville Post as the investigative lieutenant
  • June 2006, promoted to captain and was assigned to the Inspections and Evaluations Branch in Frankfort
  • August 2006, assigned to the Mayfield Post as commander
  • February 2008, assigned as the commander of the Madisonville Post

During his 27-year-career, William Marks has been awarded two Commissioner's Commendations, a 2011 Level II Fitness Ribbon and has served as a traffic accident reconstructionist, a firearms instructor and a field training officer.

Prior to joining the KSP, William Marks was in the United States Army stationed at Fort Benning, GA where he was a military policeman. He graduated from Madisonville North Hopkins High School in 1979. He currently resides in Madisonville. After retiring, he plans to pursue a career as a realtor with Heritage Homes Real Estate in Madisonville.

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