[Commercial Vehicle Enforcement]
[Concealed Deadly Weapons]
[Contacting the KSP]
[Crime & Traffic Information] [Fallen Trooper Memorial]
[History of the KSP]
[Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force]
[Kentucky's Most Wanted]
[Links to Other Websites]
[Sex Offender Registry]
[Special Enforcement Troop]
[Return to Kentucky State Police Main Website]
For other Kentucky Government sites visit: [Kentucky.gov]
OFFICIAL KENTUCKY STATE
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
For More Information Contact:
Capt. David Jude
Richmond Resident Awarded Governor's Medal of Valor
Date of News Release: 12/22/2005
Governor Ernie Fletcher presented Kentucky State Police Captain William Sullivan, a Richmond resident, with "The Governor's Medal of Valor" on Dec. 20 in Frankfort. Sullivan was one of five KSP troopers to receive the award.
Governor Fletcher bestowed the award on Sullivan for heroic acts during a hostage rescue in Cumberland County on September 23, 2003.
"There have only been 11 recipients of this award in the history of the Kentucky State Police; today we add five new names to that list," said Governor Fletcher. "These officers have distinguished themselves by the heroic acts that they carried out under the most extreme circumstances. Their direct and brave actions not only distinguished themselves amongst their fellow officers, but also saved the lives of the victims involved in each of their uncommon situations. The character and professionalism of these officers is a testament for every member of the Kentucky State Police. I am proud to know that the commonwealth is made safer each day by selfless individuals, driven to serve, such as these fine officers."
The Governor's Medal of Valor is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an officer of this agency for conspicuous heroism in the line of duty under circumstances of extreme personal hazard and is award only by order of the Governor of the Commonwealth. KSP policy requires:
"This is a proud day for the men and women of the Kentucky State Police," remarked KSP Commissioner Mark L. Miller. "Although troopers do not perform their duties seeking praise, recognition or award, some acts, such as those recognized today, are clearly above and beyond the call or risk of ordinary duty and deserve public acknowledgement."
A 19-year KSP veteran, Sullivan is a native of Corbin, Ky. He is a 1979 graduate of Corbin High School and a 1984 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.
Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601
[ TOP ]
This page was last modified on: