TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP Post 1 Trooper receives award
Date of News Release: 12/10/2013
(Hickory, KY) -- The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently held its annual Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony in Louisville. The event, which took place on December 3rd, honored 206 officers from 174 law enforcement agencies from across the Commonwealth.
Last year, Kentucky recorded more than 5,750 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 146 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one in three Americans will be impacted by a drunken driving crash in their lifetime.
Locally, a Kentucky State Police Trooper from Graves County was recognized for being the impaired driving enforcement leader for Kentucky State Police, Post 1. Trooper Cory Hamby was recognized for making 74 impaired driving arrests from October 1st, 2012 through September 30th, 2013. Trooper Hamby has been employed by the Agency since 2010 and is a native of Marion in Crittenden County. This is the third year Trooper Hamby has received this award.
"I am proud of Trooper Hamby for his hard work and dedication to the communities we serve. His daily work ethic and perseverance in keeping our roadways safe did not go unnoticed" commented Captain Nathan Kent.