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KSP Post 1 Trooper and Detective receive awards

Date of News Release: 05/15/2014

left to right, Detective Donald Bowman, Trooper Jody Cash

(Frankfort, KY) - The Kentucky State Police held their annual awards ceremony on May 14, 2014 at the Frankfort Convention Center. Two Troopers from the Mayfield Post received awards.

Trooper Jody Cash was awarded 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. In addition, Cash received the Post 1 Trooper of the Year for his work during 2013. During 2013, Trooper Cash issued 1,449 citations. He arrested 31 individuals for driving under the influence, investigated 37 motor vehicle collisions, responded to 370 complaints, investigated 51 criminal cases, and made 278 criminal arrests. A native of Princeton, Trooper Cash is a three year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He is assigned to the central squad with Calloway County as his primary county of assignment.

Cash is a 1996 graduate of Caldwell County High School and a 2003 graduate of Murray State University, Murray, KY. He is the son of Wayne and Teresa Cash, of Princeton, KY.

Detective Donald Ray Bowman Jr. received the award for Post 1 Detective of the Year for his work during 2013. Detective Bowman investigated 42 criminal cases, made 26 criminal arrests. Bowman seized and/or had forfeited 5 vehicles, 25 firearms, and $339,000 in US currency. He was also instrumental in the seizure of 47 pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value of $2,100,000. Bowman was instrumental in solveing a fatal fire investigation in Calloway County, and developed new information in a 2005 cold case from the Radcliff Police Department.

Bowman is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, and a nine year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. Bowman is a 1989 graduate of Escambia County High School in Pensacola, Florida.

He is the son of the late Donald Ray Bowman Sr and the late Linda Sue Sorey both of Pensacola, Florida.