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Four New Troopers Assigned to the Henderson Post

Date of News Release: 11/20/2013

New Troopers assigned to Post 16

(Henderson, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 62 new troopers at ceremonies held yesterday in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 880 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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 Kentucky State Police Henderson Post will have four new troopers to patrol the six county district.

The following is a list of the new troopers and their hometowns or residences:

Lincoln Lawless, Rineyville, KY
Marvin Blakey II, Buffalo, KY
Andrew Bratcher, Leitchfield, KY
Charles Hedgespath, Greensburg, KY

The new troopers will start their first tour-of-duty starting November 25, 2013. They will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks.

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