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KSP Post 2 Troopers Honored at Awards Ceremony

Date of News Release: 06/20/2016

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (June 17, 2016) - On Friday, June 17, the Kentucky State Police held their annual awards ceremony at the Lexington Convention Center. The 2015 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 were presented. Three troopers from Post 2 Madisonville were honored at the ceremony.

Left to right – Det. Lloyd Ray & Tpr. Jacob Fortney Left to right – Det. Lloyd Ray & Tpr. Jacob FortneyLeft to right – Det. Lloyd Ray & Tpr. Jacob Fortney

Trooper Jacob Fortney was Post 2's Trooper of the Year. During 2015, Tpr. Fortney issued 692 total citations, with 35 being arrests for impaired drivers, investigated 63 motor-vehicle collisions, responded to 367 complaints, opened 20 criminal cases and made 114 criminal arrests. He is a 2004 graduate of Muhlenberg North High School and a 2008 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Tpr. Fortney is a six-year veteran of the agency.

Detective Lloyd Ray was Post 2's Detective of the Year. During 2015, Det. Ray investigated 59 complaints, opened 17 criminal cases and made 664 criminal arrests. Det. Ray is the Post 2 Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigator. Throughout 2015, his efforts lead to numerous arrests for child exploitation. He is a 1997 graduate of Muhlenberg North High School and a 2001 graduate of Campbellsville University. Det. Ray is a 14-year veteran of the agency.

Left to right – KSP Commissioner Richard W. Sanders, Tpr. Sean Wint, Governor Matt Bevin Left to right – KSP Commissioner Richard W. Sanders, Tpr. Sean Wint, Governor Matt Bevin Left to right – KSP Commissioner Richard W. Sanders, Tpr. Sean Wint, Governor Matt Bevin

Trooper Sean Wint was awarded the Lifesaving Medal. This honor is awarded to officers of the agency who perform life-saving acts under extraordinary circumstances. In August of 2015, Tpr. Wint performed CPR on an individual who was unresponsive until EMS arrived on the scene. He is a 1992 graduate of Madisonville-North Hopkins High School and a United States Marine Corps veteran. Tpr. Wint has been with the agency for four years.