ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (October 22, 2021) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) held its annual civilian awards ceremony in Midway to honor 14 civilian employees who have excelled in public service and dedication to the agency. The achievement awards presented were for accomplishments that occurred during 2020.
During the ceremony, KSP Commissioner Phillip Burnett Jr. said civilian employees are critical to the agency’s success, and it’s important to recognize their dedication.
“The extraordinary work ethic and commitment to our agency by our civilian employees greatly contributes to the KSP mission on a daily basis,” said Commissioner Burnett.
“Beverly is an excellent analyst who contributes to the success of many of our investigations at Post 4. She is a behind-the-scenes employee who is crucial to our agency,” said Captain Daniel White. “She is admired by all she works with and one of the most dependable people you’ll meet. I’m proud of her receiving this award.”
Commissioner Burnett and Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Harvey presented Meade County resident Beverly Hunt with the 2020 ‘Special Enforcement Support’ Award. Hunt serves as a Criminal Analyst with the Intelligence Branch and is a 13-year veteran of the agency.
Commissioner Burnett and Secretary Harvey presented Shelby County resident Joshua Hynes with the 2020 ‘Forensic Services Support’ Award. Hynes serves as a Forensic Scientist II at the Jefferson Regional Lab and is a 14-year veteran of the agency.
2020 KSP civilian employee awards also included:
Police Communications Support Award
Jerry Beasley, police telecommunicator II, Post 1 Mayfield
Shelby Grant, police telecommunicator I, Field Operations West Branch
Christy Runyon, police telecommunicator II, Post 9 Pikeville
Post Operations Support Award
Melissa Halcomb, administrative specialist II, Post 10 Harlan
Jerri Walters, administrative specialist III, Post 16 Henderson
Supply/Properties Management Award
William “Bill” Rayborn, postal technician II, Headquarters Frankfort
Driver’s Testing Award
John Davis, driver’s test administrator, Driver’s Testing Branch
Information Technology Award
Jason Rollins, FOR computer EX I, Electronic Crime Branch
Records Technical Support Award
Samantha Lickliter, resource management analyst II, Communications and Computer Technologies\
Administrative Services Award
John Rowland, audio visual specialist, Public Affairs Branch
Supervisor of the Year Award
Sherry Bray, administrative branch manager, Public Affairs Branch
Career Achievement Award
Sarah Emmons, administrative section supervisor, Academy Branch
KSP’s focus this year is to maintain and strengthen its essential workforce to provide increased public safety, maintain critical services and better reflect the diverse communities that KSP serves.
For more information about KSP’s commitment to creating a better Kentucky by making the commonwealth’s streets safer, communities stronger and the nation more secure by providing exceptional law enforcement, click here.
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