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News Release

KSP award winners list

Date of News Release: 07/24/2017

The KSP Citation for Bravery, an honor bestowed on officers of the agency who perform acts of bravery, without regard for personal risk, of clear and obvious peril and clearly above and beyond the call or risk of ordinary duty, was presented to:

  • Tpr. Adam C. Childress, Post 11
  • Sr. Tpr. Curtis L. Crick, Post 2
  • Sr. Tpr. Eric D. Fields, Post 1
  • Sr. Tpr. Edward R. Whitworth, Post 12

The Lifesaving Medal, awarded to officers who perform life-saving acts under extraordinary circumstances, was presented to:

  • Tpr. Austin M. Brashear, Post 7
  • Tpr. Troy A. Brooks, Post 6
  • Tpr. Eric M. Browning, Post 16
  • Sr. Tpr. Randall B. Coots, Post 13
  • Sr. Tpr. Joshua N. Cummings, Post 4
  • Lt. John Scott Felder, Post 7
  • Tpr. Joseph A. Filiatreau, Post 6
  • Tpr. First Class John M. Gabbard, Post 9
  • Sgt. Eric D. Gibson, Cannabis Suppression
  • Sr. Tpr. Timothy S. Hurtt, Post 9
  • Sr. Tpr. Brandon L. Maupin, post 5
  • Tpr. First Class Bill C. Pollard, Post 13
  • Tpr. Michael A. Soltess, Post 10
  • Tpr. Matthew S. Whalen, Post 5
  • Mstr. Tpr. Everett Earl Whitaker, Post 13
  • Sgt. Donald B. White, Post 6
  • Tpr. Adam L. Wright, Post 16

The Citation for Meritorious Service with “V” Device for Valor, bestowed on officers of the agency who distinguish themselves by an act of courage performed under more than ordinary circumstances, was presented to:

  • The late Tpr. Mason A. Flynn
  • Tpr. Joshua L. Neace, Post 13

The Citation for Meritorious Service, bestowed upon officers of the agency who distinguish themselves by an act of meritorious service of such exceptional character that it contributed to the success of a major command or endeavor, was presented to:

  • Det. Carlo C. Anderson, Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West Officer Keegan T. Bray, Region 4
  • Tpr. Adam M. Jones, Post 1
  • Sgt. Jason G. Kirk (ret)
  • Sgt. Dean A. Patterson, Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West
  • Det. Shawn R. Ramage (ret)
  • Tpr. James O. Royal, Post 11
  • Det. John C. Saylor (ret)
  • Det. Richard W. Wright, Jr. Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West

Nineteen troopers were named Detective of the Year at the post, branch or division level. They include:

  • POST 1 – Det. Cory M. Hamby
  • POST 2 – Det. Luis R. Palmer
  • POST 3 – Det. Joshua R. Amos
  • POST 4 – Det. Anthony P. Hardin, II
  • POST 5 – Det. John M. Hindman
  • POST 6 – Det. Christopher R. Lairson
  • POST 7 – Det. Michael W. Keeton
  • POST 8 – Det. Brian R. Cooper
  • POST 9 – Det. William E. Petry
  • POST 10 – Det. Josh Howard
  • POST 11 – Det. Billy T. Correll
  • POST 12 – Det. Keith A, Armstrong
  • POST 13 – Det. Vicki R. Day
  • POST 14 – Det. Daniel C. Cook
  • POST 15 – Det. Kenneth W. Brown, Jr.
  • POST 16 – Det. Matthew L. Wise
  • DE/SI EAST – Det. Jim T. Whitaker, III
  • DE/SI WEST – Det. Scott R. Hammond
  • ELECTRONIC CRIME – Det. Craig A. Miller

Eighteen troopers were named Trooper of the Year at the post, branch or division level. They include:

  • POST 1 – MTpr. Lewis M. Dodd, Jr.
  • POST 2 – Sr. Tpr. Jonathan C. McGehee
  • POST 3 – Tpr. Jason A. Adkison
  • POST 4 – Tpr. Joseph K. Borders, II
  • POST 5 – Sr. Tpr. James W. Phelps
  • POST 6 – Tpr. Zachary K. Alsip
  • POST 7 – Tpr. Justin M. Kearney
  • POST 8 – Sr. Tpr. Daniel M. Armstrong
  • POST 9 – Tpr. Jeffery P. Johnson
  • POST 10 – Tpr. Roy Pace, Jr.
  • POST 11 – Tpr. Harrison J. Wells, IV
  • POST 12 – Tpr. Stuart P. Wiser
  • POST 13 – TFC Jeff W. McWhorter
  • POST 14 – Tpr. Bradley J. Couch
  • POST 15 – Tpr. Billy J. Begley
  • POST 16 – Tpr. Blake E. Owens
  • SPECIAL OPS – Sr. Tpr. James C. Collins
  • ACADEMY – Tpr. Bret A. Kirkland

Seven Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers were named Officer of the Year at the region level, including:

  • REGION 1: OFC Mark E. Townsend
  • REGION 2: Sr. Offr. Jeremy T. Duvall
  • REGION 3: Offr. Mark A. Puckett
  • REGION 4: OFC Michael R. Hamblin
  • REGION 5: Offr. Jerry C. Hudson
  • REGION 6: Offr. Bradley W. Bond
  • PROGRAMS: OFC William A. Rein

The 2016 KSP Safe Driving Awards, which recognize the KSP post and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement region with the highest average number of safe driving miles between assessable accidents, were presented to KSP Post 9 in Pikeville and CVE Region 2 in Louisville. Post 9 had a record of 2 million 145,963 miles with no assessable collisions. Region 2 had a record of 567,506 miles with no assessable collisions.

The KSP Citation for Meritorious Achievement, the agency’s highest civilian award bestowed upon individuals who performed an extraordinary act of service or heroism in direct support of an officer of the agency engaged in the official performance of duty, was presented to:

  • James Brummall
  • Special Agent Brandon Harrison
  • Deputy Brandon McIntosh
  • Edgar Mills
  • Officer Jeff Thomas
  • Mark Wood