KSP Honors Lexington Business for Trooper Island Support
Date of News Release: 12/04/2015
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented Mark Hicks, owner of Copy Express, 1255 Eastland Drive in Lexington, with a certificate of appreciation and a recognition plaque from KSP's Trooper Island Camp on Dec. 3, 2015. Copy Express was instrumental in support of several state police-related projects during the last year including the production of condolence cards after the line-of-duty deaths of Trooper Eric Chrisman and Trooper Joseph Ponder and raffle tickets for Trooper Island and The Trooper Project. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. The Trooper Project generated private funding for a trooper statue that stands on the grounds of the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort. The statue serves as a permanent tribute to past, present and future troopers as well as those who have died in the line of duty.
Pictured in Photo from l. to r. are Michael Morrison (KSP Public Affairs Branch), KSP Sgt. Michael Webb, Mark Hicks (Copy Express Owner), KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, Jeffrey Lodene (Sales Manager) and Otto Pittner (Director of Sales and Marketing).