TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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KSP Post 11 Trooper is Honored at State Wide Awards Ceremony
Date of News Release: 05/28/2013
(LONDON, KY.) -- On Thursday, May 23, 2013 Trooper Jeff Senters, from the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London, was honored at a state wide awards ceremony held at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Troopers Senters, who was named the 2012 Post 11 Trooper of the Year, was awarded the state wide "Trooper of the Year".
Details of Trooper Senters achievements which led to the award are as follows:
In 2012 Trooper Senters issued 1,322 citations, 101 speeding citations, 100 seatbelt citations, and arrested 26 individuals for Operating under the influence. He investigated 47 motor vehicle collisions, responded to 433 complaints, opened 62 criminal investigations, and made 180 criminal arrests.
On June 1, 1969 Clay County Sheriff James M. Sizemore was killed in the line of duty as the result of an ambush style killing while exiting his patrol car. While working on this cold case Trooper Senters located a man by the name of Oran Brumley in an Ohio Prison. During an interview with Brumley he admitted that he was involved in the murder of Sheriff Sizemore and gave details of the crime. Brumley has since been indicted on the Murder and a trail date has been set for September 2013.
On October 26, 2012 a Kentucky State Police Radio Tower Site was vandalized and coaxial cables were stolen. The cost to the agency was approximately $10,000 dollars according to communications personnel. Trooper Senters requested to have the case re-assigned to him. He began to contact several different recycling centers and while reviewing video footage he was able to develop two suspects who live close to the tower site. The recycling center records were then reviewed and he determined the cooper brought in matched the tower site. Trooper Senters charged both suspects and received indictments through Clay Circuit Court. A trial is pending and restitution to our agency will be a possibility.
Trooper Senters also investigated the violent Murder and Robbery of Earl Woods in December of 2012. Mr. Woods was an elderly man confined to a wheelchair. While conducting numerous interviews and working exceptionally long hours, Trooper Senters, was able to arrest two individuals for the crime within 6 days. A trial is scheduled for Clay Circuit Court.
In December of 2012, Trooper Senters worked a missing person's case involving Eli Marcum. Mr. Marcum was a suspect in a Federal Drug Investigation involving the DEA. Several days later Marcum was located in a secluded area of Clay County. His body was severely burnt and had been stabbed multiple times. Marcum was involved in a criminal organization and those members felt he was supplying Federal Authorities with information about their illegal drug activities. Trooper Senters obtained numerous search warrants, interviews, and evidentiary items to build a case. After consulting with the DEA the case was taken before a Federal Grand Jury in the Eastern District of Kentucky. The Federal Grand Jury returned 3 federal indictment warrants for the murder of Eli Marcum. The case has since been turned over to Federal Authorities with several more arrests pending. Trooper Senters continues to work with Federal Authorities on this case.
As a result of Trooper Senters outstanding efforts he was transferred to Detective Status on December 1, 2012.
Captain Phillip Burnett, Jr. stated, "As the Commander of Post 11, London, I am honored to work with so many dedicated Troopers. Troopers and Detectives, both at Post 11 and throughout the Kentucky State Police, were well deserving of these awards, but these particular officers dedication to duty and heroic actions in 2012 rose to a higher level and deserve the recognition they received."