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KSP Post 8 Recognizes Their Top Detective and Trooper

Date of News Release: 05/24/2012

Trooper Anson Tribby & Detective Virgil Rucker

(Morehead, KY) – On Monday, May 21, 2012 the Kentucky State Police announced their area Top Detective and Trooper Awards. Post 8 is proud to announce Detective Virgil Rucker and Trooper Anson Tribby as their candidates. Both staffs were nominated by supervisors and were acknowledged during a ceremony held at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Presenting the awards were Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer.

Detective Rucker is primarily assigned as the lead investigator for all major crimes occurring in Powell and Wolfe counties and has earned the respect and confidence of both his peers and superiors alike. He willingly shares and applies the wealth of experience and knowledge he has gained as a veteran member of the agency to assist others, and his actions strongly embody the principle of selfless service that come to exemplify our agency.

Detective Rucker has many noteworthy accomplishments over the past year. He has also investigated the deaths of three people who perished in a residential explosion in September. As part of his duties, Detective Rucker is also routinely tasked with investigating child sexual abuse allegations. In spite of the obvious challenges accompanying such investigations, Detective Rucker consistently puts together a thorough case which represents the high quality of work he has come to be known by.

Detective Rucker takes exceptional ownership of his investigations, and earnestly cares about the impact he has on those he serves.

Trooper Anson Blake Tribby, Unit 387 is originally from Maysville, Kentucky. He attended Mason County High School in Maysville and graduated in 2005. Trooper Tribby then attended the University of Kentucky and graduated in 2009 with a major in Psychology. He graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy on September 17, 2010 as a member of Cadet Class #88.

During 2011, he excelled at Post 8 in self-motivated activity. Trooper Tribby issued 1,328 citations, 134 of which were seat belt violations, made 36 DUI arrests (led Post 8), opened 50 criminal cases, and made 183 criminal arrests. Trooper Tribby has demonstrated on many levels his dedication to the Kentucky State Police and his enthusiasm for his duties. Trooper Tribby’s friendly demeanor and professional behavior, both on and off-duty, have quickly earned him respect and an excellent rapport in the community, and supported a positive image for the agency.

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