Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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KSP Post 8's Civilian Employee of the Year
Date of News Release: 10/24/2012
(MOREHEAD, KY) - Kentucky State Police Post 8 Commander, Captain Brian Bowling is proud to announce that Marcus Lands was one of twenty-five civilian employees who were honored by the Kentucky State Police at a ceremony held on October 23, 2012 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Marcus Lands (center), a Telecommunicator II at Kentucky State Police Post 8 in Morehead, received a Police Communications Support Award from Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (left) and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right). A native of Morehead and a resident of Hillsboro, Lands is a five year veteran of the agency. He is a 1996 graduate of Rowan County Senior High School and a 2006 graduate of Morehead State University. He is the son of John Lands and the late Barbara Lands of Olive Hill. His career with the Kentucky State Police began in February 2007, and has since distinguished himself from many other skilled dispatchers. In 2009, he was Post 8's Dispatcher of the Year. During this past year's tornado incident in Morgan County, Lands provided countless hours of effective emergency services skills, receiving and reacting to verbal requests for assistance via telephone and radio. One such task was to verify and locate a large number of individuals who were unaccounted for or missing during the initial Search and Recovery phase. It was because of his initiative and motivation, that countless man-hours of search and rescue were reduced. Marcus Lands is married to his wife, Cindy and have one child.