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FBI recognizes five Troopers and Pikeville Police Dept. Detective

Date of News Release: 1/22/2018

Pikeville, Ky. (January 18, 2018)- Five Kentucky State Police Troopers and one Pikeville Police Department Detective were recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their assistance on a 2017 online child pornography case. Trooper Bradford Martin, Trooper Matthew R. Martin, Trooper Jonathan Rouse, Detective Amos Adkins, and Detective Zachary Bryson were each presented with FBI Director’s Certificates of Appreciation signed by FBI Director Christopher Wray. The certificates were presented by Special Agent in Charge Amy Hess with the Louisville Division of FBI. Detective Virgil Ray with the Pikeville Police Department was also presented a certificate for his assistance with the investigation. According to the FBI, “The assistance these Detectives and Troopers provided was invaluable to the investigation, and they did so without hesitation or complaint. And because of their professionalism, dedication, and compassion, a five-year old child was saved from further abuse. These officers have brought honor to the Kentucky State Police and the Pikeville Police Department.