TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Three KSP Post 11 Troopers are Honored at State Wide Awards Ceremony
Date of News Release: 05/28/2013
(LONDON, KY.) -- On Thursday, May 23, 2013 three (3) Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London were honored at a state wide awards ceremony held at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Troopers Scott Bunch, Les Moses and Shaler Jones were awarded the "Kentucky State Police Lifesaving Medal".
Details of the incident are as follows:
On Saturday, August 25, 2012, at approximately 10:55 p.m. Trooper Scott Bunch, Trooper Les Moses, and Trooper Shaler Jones were engaged in a traffic stop at the intersection of Cal Hill Road and Kidd Cemetery Road in McCreary County. While awaiting the arrival of a wrecker, the Troopers heard a collision at the nearby intersection of Cal Hill Road and Kentucky Highway 92. The Troopers immediately responded to the scene of the collision.
Upon their arrival, they found that one of the vehicles involved in the collision, a small pickup truck, had rolled onto its passenger side. A juvenile passenger had been ejected from the pickup and was pinned underneath the bed of the vehicle. Trooper Jones contacted McCreary County 911 and requested that the fire department and EMS respond to the scene. All three Troopers then began to render first aid to the juvenile. They clearly saw that the juvenile was having difficulty breathing. Without the benefit of any type of equipment, Troopers Bunch, Moses, and Jones physically lifted the truck to allow the juvenile to breathe on his own. They continued to do this for approximately ten minutes until the fire department and EMS arrived to extricate the juvenile from under the truck. The juvenile was later transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he recovered from his injuries.
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."