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Post 2 Officers Honored At Awards Ceremony

Date of News Release: 05/15/2014

From left to right - Lieutenant Jason D. Newby, Trooper Jonathan C. McGehee, Detective Matthew I. Foster, and  Trooper Ryan D. Fox

Madisonville, KY - On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, the Kentucky State Police announced the 2013 Trooper of the Year, Detective of the Year, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer of the Year, Facilities Security Officer of the Year and other awards for acts of bravery, life-saving, professionalism and dedication to duty at the Frankfort Convention Center. Four officers from Post 2 Madisonville were honored at the ceremony.

Trooper Ryan D. Fox was presented with the KSP Citation for Bravery. This honor is bestowed upon 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. Tpr. Fox is a resident of Hopkinsville and a 5-year veteran of the KSP.

Lieutenant Jason D. Newby was presented with the KSP Citation for Meritorious Service with "V" Device for Valor. This honor is bestowed upon officers of the agency who distinguish themselves by an act of courage performed under more than ordinary circumstances. Lt. Newby is a resident of Hopkinsville and a 14-year veteran of the KSP.

Trooper Jonathan C. McGehee was Post 2's Trooper of the Year. During the calendar year of 2013, Tpr. McGehee issued 890 citations, responded to 418 complaints, investigated 31 motor-vehicle collisions, arrested 72 impaired drivers, and made 329 criminal arrests. Tpr. McGehee is a resident of Bremen and has been a trooper with the KSP for 3 ½ years.

Detective Matthew I. Foster was Post 2's Detective of the Year. During the calendar year of 2013, Det. Foster opened 21 criminal cases and made 64 criminal arrests. Det. Foster is a resident of Marion and an 8-year veteran of the KSP.