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News Release

Media / For More Information Contact:
Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780

Kentucky State Police Honor 25 Civilian Employees
Frankfort Resident (Hodgenville Native)
Named Employee of the Year

Date of News Release: 10/13/2010

(Frankfort, Ky.) (Oct. 13, 2010) -- Twenty-five civilian employees were honored by the Kentucky State Police at a ceremony held today at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Lane in Louisville.

Frankfort resident Boyce Wells was named 2010 KSP Civilian Employee of the Year. A four-year veteran of the agency, Wells is Event Coordinator Supervisor at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. A native of Hodgenville, he is a 1972 graduate of LaRue Co. High School. He also earned a bachelor of science degree from Campbellsville College in 1976 and a master of public affairs degree from Kentucky State University in 1982.

As commander of the KSP Special Services Branch, Wells works with other agencies on events that require additional security for traffic control, general safety or specific individual security. Some of his accomplishments include coordinating public safety details for events such as the recently concluded World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park, the Kentucky Derby, Thunder Over Louisville, the National State Legislators Conference, the Rolex Three-Day Event and others. He also directed a special detail assembled to provide traffic control during filming on the roadways for the movie "Secretariat."

Wells oversees the daily operations of the KSP Honor Guard as well. The unit participated for the first time in the Fraternal Order of Police National Honor Guard Competition in Washington, DC last May and won all three phases of the competition. It was the first time that a team won the competition on its initial visit and the first time a team won all three phases.

Throughout the year the Honor Guard also participated in the Kentucky Derby Festival Parade, various opening sessions for conferences and events and presenting the colors for naturalization ceremonies. The unit also continued to perform its most solemn duty: honoring retired troopers at funeral services.

"Mr. Boyce Wells is truly an outstanding employee in every regard. He routinely goes above and beyond in every aspect of his job," said KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. "We are very lucky to have him as a part of our team."

Other KSP civilian employees who received awards included:

Police Communications Support Award

Shelly Clark, of Sulphur, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 5-Campbellsburg
Derek Coffey, of Jamestown, Police Telecommunicator Supervisor, Post 15-Columbia
Miranda Luttrell, of Russell Springs, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 11-London
Chuck Stewart, of Elizabethtown, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 4-Elizabethtown

Clerical Support Service Award

Ruth Crafton, of Henderson, Administrative Specialist II, Post 16-Henderson
Carol Dause, of Richmond, Administrative Specialist III, Special Operations Branch
Alicia Parham, of Shelbyville, Criminal Intelligence Analyst I, Post 5-Campbellsburg
Marcia Walker, of Frankfort, Administrative Specialist III, Operations Division

Driver Testing Administrative Support Award

West Region: Louise Jewell, of Paducah, Certified Driver Testing Administrator I
East Region: Joe Little, of Millard, Certified Driver Testing Administrator I

Forensic Services Support Award

Laboratory Analyst: Jack Reid, of Georgetown, Forensic Scientist Specialist II, Central Laboratory Branch, Frankfort
Regional Laboratory Analyst: Misty Holbrook, of Verona, Forensic Scientist Specialist II, Northern Laboratory Branch, Cold Springs
Forensic Laboratory Supervisor: Laura Sudkamp, of Frankfort, Forensic Laboratory Manager, Central Laboratory Branch, Frankfort

Commercial Vehicle Support Award

William Moore, of Morehead, Commercial Vehicle Inspector II, Region 5, Morehead
Tara Thomas, of Memphis, Ind., Administrative Secretary, Region 2, Louisville.

Administrative Support Service Award

Hillary Burgher, of Frankfort, Internal Policy Analyst II, Operations Division
Phyllis Holcomb, of Brodhead, Administrative Specialist III, Supply Branch
Michael Morrison, of Paris, Systems Engineer IT, Public Affairs Branch

Administrative Support Supervisor Award

Boyce Wells, of Frankfort, Event Coordinator Supervisor, Operations Division

Scientific Support Service Award

Todd Gregory, of Frankfort, Fingerprint Specialist III, AFIS, Criminal Identification & Records Branch

Computer Technology Technical Support Award

Laurie Buchanan, of Frankfort, Internal Policy Analyst III, Electronic Crime Branch

Records Technical Support Service Award

Claudia Burrows, of Frankfort, Administrative Specialist III, Criminal Identification & Records Branch

Maintenance Support Service Award

Terry Carriss, of Frankfort, Maintenance Worker II, Criminal Identification & Records Branch

Communications Technical Support Award

Brian Higgins, of London, System Tech Specialist IT, Communications & Computer Technologies Branch

Properties Management & Supply Technical Support Service Award

David Baker, of Harrodsburg, Auto Technician IV, Supply Branch

"These award winners represent the best of the best of our civilian employees," said Brewer. "They truly are the underpinning of the Kentucky State Police and epitomize the professional image that we constantly strive to project."

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