KSP Sergeant Receives Award
Date of News Release: 04/26/2017
PADUCAH, Ky. (April 26, 2017) – Kentucky State Police Sergeant Joey Adams, of Bardwell, Kentucky, received the 2016 Lovey Rayburn Award from Four Rivers Behavioral Health (FRBH). The award is presented to community members in the Purchase Region who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and service in the areas of mental health, developmental/intellectual disabilities or substance abuse.
Sergeant Adams is a law enforcement instructor, and has provided training to numerous peace officers throughout Kentucky in the area of Crisis Intervention. The Crisis Intervention Training focuses on response and assistance to individuals in mental health crisis, and is certified by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.
Sergeant Adams was also previously awarded the Kentucky State Police Lifesaving Medal for taking lifesaving action under extraordinary circumstances during a call of a suicidal person. During Sergeant Adams’ response, he negotiated with the person for several hours, ultimately leading to the person dropping the weapon and surrendering without harming anyone. Sergeant Adams’ actions were immediate, and any delay would, in all probability, have been fatal for the victim.
Sergeant Adams has served with the Kentucky State Police since 1999. He is currently assigned to KSP Post 1 as the Administrative Sergeant and Collision Reconstruction Coordinator.