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Area Law Enforcement Officials Recognized at Awards Luncheon

Date of News Release: 12/18/2014

Daviess County Sheriff's Office Deputy Gary Klee, Owensboro Police Department Officer Kris Collins & Kentucky State Police Post 16 Trooper Zachary Jones

(Owensboro, KY)--The Kentucky State Police along with the Owensboro Police Department and Daviess County Sheriff's Office had members honored at the 2014 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards luncheon.

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and the 2014 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Award luncheon was held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Lexington, KY. During the luncheon, Western Kentucky law enforcement was well represented.

Kentucky State Police Post 16 Trooper Zachary Jones, a 10 year veteran stationed at the Henderson Post was awarded top honors for the post. Trooper Jones's enforcement efforts produced 48 DUI arrests in 2014. Jones, who was previously a detective, has been patrolling Daviess County for the past five months.

Owensboro Police Department Officer Kris Collins, a five year veteran Patrol Officer for the Owensboro Police Department, was awarded top honors for the department. Officer Collin's enforcement efforts produced 64 DUI arrests in 2014 which placed him in first place in the state for agencies in Division two.

Daviess County Sheriff's Office Deputy Gary Klee, an eight year veteran Patrol Deputy for the Daviess County Sheriff's Office, was awarded top honors for his department. Deputy Klee's enforcement efforts produced 46 DUI arrests in 2014.

Congratulations to the award recipients and THANK YOU for the important work!