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Governor Fletcher Participates In Kentucky State Police Promotion Ceremony

Date of News Release: 08/18/2006

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) promoted 30 officers during a ceremony held today at the Clarion Hotel in Louisville. Another 54 officers were named Trooper First Class.

Governor Ernie Fletcher commended all the officers for their efforts.

"These men and women have dedicated themselves to advancing the mission of the Kentucky State Police," said Fletcher. "On behalf of the Commonwealth, I want to commend the promotional recipients and Trooper First Class awardees for their commitment to public service and safety."

KSP Commissioner John (Jack) Adams cited the hard work and dedication that troopers must possess to be promoted.

"These officers have dedicated countless hours of training, studying, testing, interviewing and otherwise maintaining the highest standards to take their place as leaders in the Kentucky State Police," said Adams. "I applaud your achievements and challenge you to continue to bring pride to this agency and safe communities to our citizens."

Fletcher and Adams also recognized those officers receiving trooper service achievement awards, earning them the title of Trooper First Class. This was the second group of troopers to receive this designation since the program was begun last year. The award is based on criteria that includes performance evaluations and at least eight years of service with the agency. The career range of the 54 recipients is eight years to 37 years.

"I am proud to present these awards of Trooper First Class," said Adams. "These officers have excelled in many areas to earn this award and can take pride in being only the second group to receive it."

The five lieutenants promoted to captain were Dwayne F. Depp, William M. Marks, Keith A. Peercy, Anthony W. Terry and Eric J. Walker.

Capt. Depp, a 15-year veteran of the agency, will move from his current assignment in the Human Resources/Recruitment Branch at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort to the Legislative Security Branch as commander, also in Frankfort. Capt. Marks, a 21-year veteran, will transfer from Inspections and Evaluations Branch to Post 1 Mayfield as commander. Capt. Peercy, a 10-year veteran, will remain at his current assignment as commander of the Financial Grants Management Branch at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort. Capt. Terry, a 16-year veteran, will transfer from the KSP Academy in Frankfort to the Inspections and Evaluations Branch as commander, also in Frankfort. Capt. Walker, a 12-year veteran, will remain in his current position as commander of the Governor's Highway Safety Program located at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort.

Officers promoted to lieutenant include Bobby Day, Jonathan Dowdy, Phillip T. Crumpton, Thomas W. Lilley, Howard L. Logue Jr., L. Scott Miller, Robert A. Shoultz and Chad E. White.

Lt. Day, a 15-year veteran, has been reassigned from the Special Operations Division to the Commissioner's Office. Lt. Dowdy, an eight-year veteran, has been reassigned from Post 12 Frankfort to Post 1 Mayfield. Lt. Crumpton, a 15-year veteran, will remain as commander in the Public Affairs Branch, located at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort. Lt. Lilley, an eight-year veteran, will transfer from Post 6 Dry Ridge to the Inspections and Evaluations Branch. Lt. Logue, a 16-year veteran, will remain in the Communications and Computer Technology Branch, located in Frankfort. Lt. Miller, an eight-year veteran, will remain in his current assignment in the Commissioner's Office at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort. Lt. Shoultz an eight-year veteran, will transfer from Post 16 Henderson to Post 2 Madisonville. Lt. White, an eight-year veteran, will remain at Post 5 Campbellsburg.

The 17 officers promoted to sergeant are: Jason B. Adams, Aaron D. Beighle, Lonnie W. Bell, John W. Clark, Ryan O. Dawson, Lewie M. Dodd Jr., Dexter B. Evans, David R. Gibbs, Eric L. Gibson, Brandon W. Hammers, James D. Heller, James G. Jones, Corey T. Knochel, Steven J. Long, Bryan A. Powell, Samuel C. Steger Jr. and Jon P. Turner.

Sgt. Jason Adams, an eight-year veteran, will remain at Post 10 Harlan. Sgt. Beighle, a 10-year veteran, will remain at Post 6 Dry Ridge. Sgt. Bell, also a 10-year veteran, will remain at Post 16 Henderson. Sgt. Clark, a 12-year veteran, will remain at Post 3 Bowling Green. Sgt. Dawson, an eight-year veteran, will transfer from Post 1 Mayfield to Post 16 Henderson. Sgt. Dodd, an eight-year veteran, will remain at Post 1 Mayfield. Sgt. Evans, a ten-year veteran, will transfer from Post 8 Morehead to the Internal Affairs Branch at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort. Sgt. Gibbs, an eight-year veteran, has been reassigned from Post 15 Columbia to Post 12 Frankfort. Sgt. Gibson, an 11-year veteran, will transfer from Post 7 Richmond to Post 12 Frankfort. Sgt. Hammers, a 12-year veteran, will remain with the Aircraft Branch in Frankfort. Sgt. Heller, a ten-year veteran, will move from Post 4 Elizabethtown to Post 5 Campbellsburg. Sgt. Jones, a 13-year veteran, will transfer from Post 2 Madisonville to Post 5 Campbellsburg. Sgt. Knochel, a ten-year veteran, will remain at Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West Branch. Sgt. Long, a ten-year veteran, a ten-year veteran, will remain at the Special Operations Branch. Sgt. Powell, a seven-year veteran, has been reassigned from Post 14 Ashland to Post 10 Harlan. Sgt. Steger, an eight-year veteran, will transfer from Post 1 Mayfield to Post 16 Henderson. Sgt. Turner, a 12-year veteran, will transfer from Post 8 Morehead to Post 14 Ashland.

The following officers were awarded Trooper First Class:
Trooper Samuel L. Agee Executive Security Branch 27-year veteran
Trooper Christopher A. Armbrust Post 16-Henderson 11-year veteran
Trooper Brian D. Babbs DESI West 21-year veteran
Trooper William P. Baker Post 11-London 17-year veteran
Trooper Barry S. Bates DESI West 9-year veteran
Trooper Kenneth R. Carter Post 16-Henderson 37-year veteran
Trooper Norman Chaffins Jr. Post 4-Elizabethtown 12-year veteran
Trooper Julian M. Christopher Driver Testing Branch 28-year veteran
Trooper James A. Corbett DESI West 18-year veteran
Trooper Dean E. Craft Post 13-Hazard 20-year veteran
Trooper Edward R. Crum Post 9-Pikeville 18-year veteran
Trooper Samuel C. Durham Communications Branch 20-year veteran
Trooper Clinton A. Graves Post 6-Dry Ridge 18-year veteran
Trooper James J. Griffin DESI West 20-year veteran
Trooper Johnny W. Griffith Post 13-Hazard 20-year veteran
Trooper Billy Hall Executive Security Branch 15-year veteran
Trooper Derek K. Hall Post 13-Hazard 13-year veteran
Trooper Scott R. Hammond Post 15-Columbia 8-year veteran
Trooper Evan K. Harrod Driver Testing Branch 18-year veteran
Trooper Phillip S. Hazlette Post 9-Pikeville 21-year veteran
Trooper Jarett A. Hess Driver Testing Branch 23-year veteran
Trooper Dewayne L. Holder Post 15-Columbia 10-year veteran
Trooper Gregory S. Huffman DESI West 9-year veteran
Trooper Jacky R. Hunt DESI West 12-year veteran
Trooper Tommy L. Johnson DESI West 23-year veteran
Trooper Bruce D. Kelley Post 13-Hazard 16-year veteran
Trooper Corey T. Knochel DESI West 10-year veteran
Trooper Steven T. Maggard Canine Section 10-year veteran
Trooper Shane G. Mahan Driver Testing Branch 23-year veteran
Trooper Gene A. Moody Driver Testing Branch 28-year veteran
Trooper Timothy W. Mullins Post 13-Hazard 15-year veteran
Trooper Lawrence C. Newton Canine Section 8-year veteran
Trooper Ronald E. Pillow Driver Testing Branch 24-year veteran
Trooper Curtis C. Pingleton Post 10-Harlan 20-year veteran
Trooper Shawn Podunavac Canine Section 8-year veteran
Trooper John L. Pratt Executive Security Branch 21-year veteran
Trooper Shawn R. Ramage DESI West 10-year veteran
Trooper Tommy R. Ritter Driver Testing Branch 23-year veteran
Trooper John C. Saylor DESI West 13-year veteran
Trooper Wendell Scott Driver Testing Branch 28-year veteran
Trooper Robert W. Shoemaker DESI West 16-year veteran
Trooper William C. Sutton Technical Services Division 21-year veteran
Trooper Jon P. Taylor Post 4-Elizabethtown 21-year veteran
Trooper Joseph A. Veeneman Post 8-Morehead 10-year veteran
Trooper Tony R. Wells Post 15-Columbia 24-year veteran
Trooper Tina Wermuth DESI East 20-year veteran
Trooper Todd S. Wheeler Post 9-Pikeville 13-year veteran
Trooper Gregory L. Wilson DESI West 17-year veteran
Trooper Jerry M. Wise Post 12-Frankfort 16-year veteran
Trooper Joseph M. Woo Post 16-Henderson 17-year veteran
Trooper Rhonda J. Wood Driver Testing Branch 16-year veteran
Trooper Van K. Wright Post 11-London 18-year veteran

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