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Eight New Troopers Assigned to Post 14

Date of News Release: 11/20/2013

New Troopers assigned to Post 14

(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland has added eight new troopers to the ranks at Post 14 Ashland. These troopers were graduates of Kentucky State Police Class # 91 which graduated on November 19, 2013. The graduation and commissioning ceremony of 62 new troopers was held in Frankfort, KY.

The new troopers are part of the agency's 91st cadet class. They started a 23-week training cycle on June 9, 2013 in a class that consisted of 87 cadets. Twenty-five resigned during the weeks of mental and physical challenges that followed.

The training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

The new troopers are:

Stuart P. Wiser Unit 270 of Nicholasville, KY
Joshua L. Satterly Unit 340 of Lawrenceburg, KY
David R. James Unit 366 of Owingsville, KY
Bobby W. King Unit 384 of Morehead, KY
Rufus D. Shearer Unit 504 of Russell Springs, KY
Samuel B. Lawson Unit 554 of Morehead, KY
Forest W. Newsome Unit 762 of Richmond, KY
Adam G. Kirk Unit 942 of Lexington, KY

These troopers county assignments are pending. The new troopers will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post duty assignments.

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