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Law Enforcement Officers, Agencies and Individuals Recognized For Impaired Driving Enforcement And Highway Safety Efforts


Date of Release: 12/16/04

(LEXINGTON, KY) -Law enforcement officers, agencies and individuals from across the state were recognized for outstanding achievement at the 2004 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

Kentucky Justice Cabinet Deputy Secretary Cleve Gambill joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Mark Miller and Ms. Connie Beasley, Regional Program Manager with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Atlanta, in presenting awards to 185 officers and 170 law enforcement agencies for their extraordinary efforts in reducing impaired driving (see attached list). Of the 31,107 impaired driving arrests made by these law enforcement agencies during the past year, these officers were responsible for 6,941 arrests.

"As of December 6, preliminary reports show that 249 people have lost their lives this year on Kentucky roads in crashes involving alcohol," said Kentucky State Police Commissioner Mark Miller. "These unfortunate statistics indicate that impaired driving is still a critical problem," he said.

"Education and traffic enforcement campaigns play a key role in promoting public awareness of the problems associated with impaired driving and the ways to prevent it from occurring. Those receiving awards today are to be commended for the lives they have helped to save," added Deputy Sec. of Justice Gambill.

Awards were also presented to 17 agencies posting top scores in the 2004 Law Enforcement Challenge (see attached list). This program involved the performance of law enforcement agencies during the "100 Days of Heat" summer driving enforcement campaign, which ran from May 24 through Sept. 12, 2004. The awards criteria included citation activities for speeding, impaired driving, seat belt usage and child restraint violations.

Three other awards were presented during the ceremony. Ms. Angela Leigh, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kentucky, presented an award to the officer who made the most impaired driving arrests from Oct. 1, 2003 through Sept. 30, 2004. The winner was Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Landry Collett, who made 346 arrests during the time period.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) honored two individuals with its Division Administrator's Award for Excellence in Highway Safety. This annual award recognizes individual law enforcement officers and others who have made significant outstanding lifetime contributions to highway safety. The award recipients were retired Sgt. David Leddy, of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Division of Police, and Mrs. Gayle Faulkner Lawson, a retired educator from Harlan.

Leddy retired from the LFUC Div. of Police in October 2004 after 27-1/2 years of service. As a member of the division's Bureau of Traffic for 13 years, Leddy was instrumental in developing partnerships with federal and state agencies relating to traffic safety. He was also a primary figure in the administration of numerous highway safety grants including Traffic Alcohol Patrol, Traffic Safety Enforcement, the Red Light Enforcement Unit and numerous Seat Belt Safety campaigns. He is currently staff assistant to the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Commissioner.

At 89 years of age, Lawson has been a pioneer of highway safety across Kentucky for nearly 40 years. A former public school teacher in Harlan and Knox counties, Lawson gained an interest in transportation issues in the late 1960s out of concern for her students. She played a vital role on the U.S. 119 Pine Mountain Task Force and has been a driving force behind the project's implementation. As an active member of the Cumberland Valley Area Development District's Regional Transportation and Highway Safety Committee, she has championed safety in numerous local and regional transportation projects.

LAW ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGE WINNERS

Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers)

  • 1st Place: Knox County Sheriff's Department.
  • 2nd Place: Johnson County Sheriff's Department
  • 3rd Place: Monticello Police Department.

Division II (11-25 Sworn Officers)

  • 1st Place: Middlesboro Police Department
  • 2nd Place: Pikeville Police Department
  • 3rd Place: Marshall County Sheriff's Department

Division III (26-50 Sworn Officers)

  • 1st Place: Bullitt County Sheriff's Office
  • 2nd Place: Oldham Co. Police Department
  • 3rd Place: Radcliff Police Department

Division IV (51-150 Sworn Officers)

  • 1st Place: Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
  • 2nd Place: Boone County Sheriff's Department
  • 3rd Place: Bowling Green Police Department

Division V (over 150 Sworn Officers)

  • 1st Place: Louisville Metro Police Department
  • 2nd Place: Lexington Fayette Urban Co. Division of Police
  • 3rd Place: N/A

Division VI (Kentucky State Police)

  • 1st Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 4, Elizabethtown
  • 2nd Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 2, Madisonville
  • 3rd Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 6, Dry Ridge

GOVERNOR'S IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DIVISIONAL WINNERS

Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers)

  • Allen Weston, Lancaster Police Dept.

Division II (11-25 Sworn Officers)

  • John F. Hunt, Pikeville Police Dept.

Division III (26-50 Sworn Officers)

  • Keith Brown, Nicholasville Police Dept.

Division IV (51-150 Sworn Officers)

  • Landry Collett, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

Division V (More Than 150 Sworn Officers)

  • Donald J. Williams, Lexington Fayette Urban Co. Division of Police

Division VI (Kentucky State Police Posts)

  • Steve Walker, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London

GOVERNOR'S IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (alphabetically by agency)

  • Stephen R. Martin, Albany Police Department
  • Mark Branham, Alexandria Police Department
  • Delmas Carter, Allen County Sheriff's Department
  • Mark Hoskins, Anchorage Police Dept
  • David Bryan Taylor, Anderson County Police
  • William Whitenack, Anderson County Sheriff's Dept.
  • Timothy L. Renfroe, Ashland Police Department
  • Stephen D. Owens, Barbourville Police Department
  • Jeremy M. Martin, Bardstown Police Department
  • Timothy W. Chandler, Beattyville Police Department
  • Leroy Embry, Beaver Dam Police Department
  • William Treadway, Benton Police Department
  • Dale Tillery, Berea Police Department
  • Chris Hall, Boone County Sheriff
  • Josh Hughes, Bowling Green Police Department
  • Kenny Diamond, Boyd County Police Department
  • Rick Francis, Boyd County Sheriff's Dept.
  • Al Isaacs, Boyle County Sheriff
  • Leslie S. Singleton, Brandenburg Police Department
  • Gary Wilson, Bullitt County Sheriff Department
  • Steven Morris, Butler County Sheriff Department
  • Mathew Riddle, Cadiz Police Department
  • Tommy Kimbro, Calloway County Sheriff's Office
  • Richard H. Sullivan, Jr., Calvert City Police Department
  • Nathaniel Boggs, Campbell County Police Department
  • David Halfhill, Campbell County Police Department
  • Jermaine Kilgore, Campbellsville Police Department
  • Rodney W. Hawkins, Carrollton Police Department
  • Keith Whitehouse, Central City Police Department
  • Rick Cridlin, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Police
  • John B. Myers, Clark County Sheriff's Department
  • Ricky Riddle, Clinton County Sheriff's Department
  • Mark E. Elkins, Clinton Police Department
  • Jeremy Enzwieler, Cold Spring Police Department
  • Josh Brockman, Columbia Police Department
  • David Maiden, Corbin Police Department
  • Brandon White, Corbin Police Department
  • Thomas J. Selby, Crescent Springs Police Department
  • Joseph C. Vicini, Cumberland Police Department
  • David Osborne, Cynthiana Police
  • Keith Addison, Danville Police Department
  • Christopher A. Proctor, Earlington Police Department
  • Mark Rose, Eastern Kentucky University Police Depart
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  • Brandon Collins, Eastern Kentucky University PD
  • Wiley Pinson, Jr., Eddyville Police Department
  • Nathan Due, Edgewood Police Department
  • Jeremy Garmon, Edmonton Police Department
  • Roy Williams, III, Elizabethtown Police Department
  • Scott Dames, Elsmere Police Department
  • David Stratton, Eminence Police Department
  • Dave Lillich, Erlanger Police Department
  • Reginald Latham, Fort Knox Military Police
  • Adam Brown, Fort Thomas Police Department
  • Travis J. Brown, Fort Wright Police Department
  • Stephen Sutton, Frankfort Police Department
  • Pat Melton, Franklin County Sheriff's Office
  • Edward Lawson, Franklin Police Department
  • Jeff Wright, Glasgow Police Department
  • Mitch Kotzbauer, Grant County Sheriff's Office
  • Carrol D. Ramage, Graves County Sheriff
  • Robert Jackson, Grayson County Sheriff's Department
  • Dean Ison, Grayson Police Department
  • Kenneth Thompson, Greensburg Police Department
  • Jeff McMonigal, Greenup County Sheriff Department
  • Jason Drane, Hardinsburg Police Department
  • Michael Lunsford, Harlan County Sheriff Department
  • Jayson Howard, Harlan Police Department
  • Scott Elder, Harrodsburg Police Department
  • Josh Devine, Harrodsburg Police Department
  • Jamie Turner, Hazard Police Department
  • Shannon Troutman, Henderson Police Department
  • Mike Murdoch, Hillview Police Department
  • Joshua M. Darst, Hodgenville Police Department
  • Scott L. Noisworthy, Hopkinsville Police Department
  • Alan Shirley, Horse Cave Police Department
  • Oscar J. Fragosa, Jr., Hyden Police Department
  • Jeff McClellan, Indian Hills Police Department
  • Jason Petra, Irvine Police Department
  • Richard M. Priest, Jr., Irvington Police Department
  • Brian Keith Berry, Jackson County Sheriff
  • Brian Haddix, Jackson Police Department
  • Tony King, Jamestown Police Department
  • Sam Rogers, Jeffersontown Police Department
  • Sean Franklin, Jessamine County Sheriff's Department
  • Tom Wyatt, Johnson County Sheriff Department
  • Brian Capps, Kenton County Police
  • Jeremy Adams, Kenton County Sheriff's Office
  • Bryan Brashears, Kentucky State University Police
  • Landry Collett, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
  • Jason Manar, KSP Post 1, Mayfield
  • Jason Kirk, KSP Post 2, Madisonville (tie)
  • Jason Newby, KSP Post 2, Madisonville (tie)
  • Matt Travis, KSP Post 3, Bowling Green
  • Jeremy Mabe, KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown
  • Derris Hedger, KSP Post 5, Campbellsburg
  • Matthew Feltner, KSP Post 6, Dry Ridge
  • Chris Short, KSP Post 7, Richmond
  • Roger Gabbard, KSP Post 8, Morehead
  • Derek Sturgill, KSP Post 9, Pikeville
  • Jason York, KSP Post 10, Harlan
  • Steve Walker, KSP Post 11, London
  • Mitch Harris, KSP Post 12, Frankfort
  • Joey King, KSP Post 13, Hazard
  • Shane Goodall, KSP Post 14, Ashland
  • Jeremy Johnson, KSP Post 15, Columbia
  • Sean McKinney, KSP Post 16, Henderson
  • Shannon Cunningham, LaGrange Police Department
  • Allen Weston, Lancaster Police Department
  • Chuck Jackson, Lawrence County Sheriff Department
  • Anthony Likins, Lawrenceburg Police Department
  • Terry L. Grunden, Lebanon Junction Police Department
  • Brian Voils, Lebanon Police Department
  • Martin B. Cook, Leitchfield Police Department
  • Bill Baker, Leslie County Sheriff Department
  • Mike Franks, Letcher County Sheriff's Department
  • Alan Alsup, Lewisburg Police Department
  • Donald J. Williams, Lexington Police Department
  • Steven Glen Garrett, Liberty Police Department
  • Edward Lee Smith, Liberty Police Department
  • Donald Crawford, Livingston County Sheriff's Department
  • Scott Harmon, Logan County Sheriff's Department
  • Allen Harris, London Police Department
  • Donald Hargadon, Jr., Louisville Metro Police
  • John Dorman, Ludlow Police Department
  • Michael G. Marcum, Madison County Sheriff's Department
  • Jerry C. Hudson, Madison County Sheriff's Department
  • Randall "Bob" Jordon, Magoffin County Sheriff's Department
  • Daniel Melone, Marshall County Sheriff's Department
  • Tye Jackson, Mayfield Police Department (City of)
  • Shannon Keller, Mayfield Police Department (City of)
  • Jason E. Perry, Menifee County Sheriff's Department
  • Robin Venable, Middlesboro Police Department
  • Jeffrey A. Asbury, Millersburg Police Department
  • Robert Ellis, Monticello Police Department
  • Benton Castle, Morehead Police Department
  • Donald K. Hall, Morehead State University Police Dept.
  • Jedediah N. Swartz, Mount Vernon Police Department
  • Bill Wood, Muldraugh Police Department
  • Scott Svebakken, Murray Police Department
  • Kevin Cox, Nelson County Sheriff
  • John Porter, New Castle Police
  • Ronnie Gross, Newport Police Department
  • Keith Brown, Nicholasville Police Department
  • Kenneth Honchell, Northern Kentucky University
  • David Tomlinson, Oak Grove Police
  • Adam Wright, Ohio County Sheriff's Department
  • Thomas Moore, Oldham County Police
  • Bobby Hall, Olive Hill Police Department
  • Kevin Burke, Owen County Sheriff's Department
  • Michael Nichols, Owensboro Police Department
  • Rufus Shearer, Jr., Owenton City Police Dept.
  • Brian Laird, Paducah Police Department
  • Jason Alan Arms, Paintsville Police Department
  • Michael T. Dempsey, Paris Police Department
  • John F. Hunt, Pikeville Police Department
  • Brian Kidd, Prestonsburg Police
  • Brent McDowell, Princeton Police Department
  • Jonathan Williams, Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
  • Harper Howell, Raceland Police Department
  • David Hooker, Radcliff Police Department
  • Joe Johnson, Richmond Police Department
  • Tim Pierce, Russell County Sheriff's Department
  • Jeffrey Scott Waskey, Russell Police Department
  • Jeremy England, Russell Springs Police Department
  • Roger Lindsey, Russellville Police Department
  • Adam Morgan, Scottsville Police Department
  • Frank Jeffcoat, Shelby County Sheriff's Office
  • Richard Ellis, Shelbyville Police Department
  • Jason Paulley, Shepherdsville Police Department
  • Charles Portman, Shively Police Department
  • Billy Bolin, Somerset Police Department
  • Brian Pickard, Taylor County Sheriff's Department
  • Jack Prater, Taylor Mill Police Department
  • Richard Jewell, Taylorsville Police Department
  • John Costigan, University of Kentucky Police Department
  • Mark Jordan, Vanceburg Police Department
  • Joseph T. Walker, Vine Grove Police Department
  • Mike Hatler, Warren County Sheriff Department
  • Jason L. Baker, Warsaw Police Department
  • Christopher Cole, West Buechel Police Department
  • Vernon C. Curl, West Point Police
  • David Skinner, Western Kentucky University Police Department
  • Paul Brandon Fields, Whitesburg Police Department
  • Robert Reed, Williamstown Police Department
  • Frank Kennon, Winchester Police Department
  • Alan Ringrose, Worthington Police Department

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