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Ten New Troopers Assigned to Post 1

Date of News Release: 11/23/2013

(Hickory, Ky.) The Kentucky State Police has added ten new Troopers to the ranks at Post 1 Mayfield. These Troopers graduated from Kentucky State Police Class #91 on Tuesday, 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:

Clinton D. Bale, Unit 1191, of Summersville, KY assigned to Graves County
Johnathan A. Coppersmith, Unit 635, of Vine Grove, KY assigned to Hickman and Fulton Counties.
Luke I. Durbin, Unit 969, of Louisville, KY assigned to Carlisle and Hickman Counties.
Anthony I. Harrison, Unit 746, of Radcliff, KY assigned to Graves County
Daniel B. Holland, Unit 494, of Central City, KY assigned to Trigg County
Adam S. Mattingly, Unit 437, of Richmond, KY assigned to Graves County
Kory R. McDonald, Unit 273, of Beechmont, KY assigned to Graves County
Derek S. Scott, Unit 862, of Dawson Springs, KY assigned to Livingston County
Logan T. Smith, Unit 262, of Lexington, KY assigned to Ballard and Carlisle Counties
Gerick W. Sullivan, Unit 709, of Calvert City, KY assigned to Livingston County

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