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OFFICIAL KENTUCKY STATE
POLICE PRESS RELEASE

For More Information Contact:
Capt. David Jude
(502) 782-1780

Impaired Driving Enforcement And Highway Safety Awards Presented


Date of Release: 12/05/05

(LEXINGTON, KY) -Law enforcement officers, agencies and individuals from across the state were recognized for outstanding achievement at the 2005 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Mark Miller joined Connie Beasley, regional program manager with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Atlanta, in presenting awards to 185 officers from 164 law enforcement agencies for their extraordinary efforts in reducing impaired driving (see attached list). Of the 27,874 impaired driving arrests made by these law enforcement agencies during the past year, these officers were responsible for 6,164 arrests.

"As of December 4, preliminary reports show that 215 people have lost their lives this year on Kentucky roads in crashes involving alcohol," said Miller. "These unfortunate statistics indicate that impaired driving is still a critical problem in the state."

"Traffic enforcement campaigns have a direct impact on this problem by taking potential killers off the road. The officers receiving awards today are to be commended for the lives they have helped to save," added Miller.

Awards were also presented to 15 agencies posting top scores in the 2005 Law Enforcement Challenge (see following list). This program involved the performance of law enforcement agencies during driving enforcement mobilizations, which ran from May 23 through Sept. 5, 2005. The awards criteria included citation activities for speeding, impaired driving, seat belt usage and child restraint violations.

Three other awards were presented during the ceremony. Angela Leigh, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kentucky, presented an award to the officer who made the most impaired driving arrests from Oct. 1, 2004 through Sept. 30, 2005. The recipient was Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Travis Rogers, who made 375 arrests during the time period.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) honored two individuals with its Division Administrator's Award for Excellence in Highway Safety. This annual award recognizes individual law enforcement officers and others who have made significant outstanding lifetime contributions to highway safety. The award recipients were David Culler and Calvin G. Grayson.

Culler is a retired officer of the Louisville Metro Police Dept. During his 25 years as a police officer, he has worked on many traffic safety initiatives at the local and national levels. He has served as an accident reconstruction expert witness and was the first law enforcement officer in Kentucky to be trained as a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. He has conducted numerous training classes for child passenger safety technicians and was one of 50 national instructors for the Daimler Chrysler "Fit for a Kid" program. He was also certified by the American Automobile Association's Child Passenger Safety Technician Program to train other instructors. In 1997, he received the National Association of Police Organizations' "Top Cop" award.

Grayson's dedication to highway safety dates back to 1948 when he joined the Kentucky Highway Dept. as a Bridge Design Engineer. As Asst. Commissioner of Highways in 1960 and Asst. State Highway Engineer in 1967, Grayson served on the Appalachian Regional Commission and had direct responsibility for planning of the entire Appalachian development highway system. In 1974, he was named State Transportation Planning Engineer and in 1977 he became the first professional engineer to serve as Secretary of Transportation. During his term, construction of major highways in, including interstates, was dramatically accelerated making travel much safer for citizens of the state.

In 1978, Grayson was instrumental in the formation of Kentuckians for Better Transportation. From 1983-1995, he served as director of the Kentucky Transportation Center, working to bring state agencies together to focus on highway safety.

LAW ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGE WINNERS

Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers)

1st Place: Vanceburg Police Department.
2nd Place: Harlan Police Department
3rd Place: Olive Hill Police Department.

Division II (11-25 Sworn Officers)

1st Place: Shively Police Department
2nd Place: Middlesboro Police Department
3rd Place: Shelby County Sheriff's Department

Division III (26-50 Sworn Officers)

1st Place: Bullitt County Sheriff's Office
2nd Place: Versailles Police Department
3rd Place: Frankfort Police Department

Division IV (51-150 Sworn Officers)

1st Place: Owensboro Police Dept.
2nd Place: Boone County Sheriff's Department
3rd Place: Bowling Green Police Department

Division V (over 150 Sworn Officers)

1st Place: Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
2nd Place: Lexington Fayette Urban Co. Division of Police
3rd Place: N/A

Division VI (Kentucky State Police)

1st Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London
2nd Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 9, Pikeville
3rd Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 4, Elizabethtown

GOVERNOR'S IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DIVISIONAL WINNERS

Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers)

George Williams, Louisa Police Dept.

Division II (11-25 Sworn Officers)

Charles Portman, Shively Police Dept.

Division III (26-50 Sworn Officers)

Scott Svebakken, Murray Police Dept.

Division IV (51-150 Sworn Officers)

Ronnie Gross, Newport Police Dept.

Division V (More Than 150 Sworn Officers)

Travis Rogers, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

Division VI (Kentucky State Police Posts)

Nicholas Metcalf, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London.

GOVERNOR'S IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (alphabetically by agency)

  1. Adair County Sheriff's Department, Tracy McCarol
  2. Albany Police Department, Brad A. Cross
  3. Alexandria Police Department, Mark Branham
  4. Allen County Sheriff's Department, Chad Keen
  5. Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Bryan Taylor
  6. Ashland Police Department, Timothy Renfroe
  7. Auburn Police Department, Scott Harmon
  8. Ballard County Sheriff, Kyle Seratt
  9. Barbourville Police Department, Stephen D. Owens
  10. Bardstown Police Department, Jeremy M. Martin
  11. Beattyville Police Department, James C. Moore, Jr.
  12. Bellevue Police Department, Jesse Brewer
  13. Benton Police Department, William Treadway
  14. Berea Police Department, Dale Tillery
  15. Boone County Sheriff's Office, Chris Hall
  16. Bowling Green Police Department, Josh Hughes
  17. Boyle County Sheriff, Al Isaacs
  18. Brandenburg Police Department, Leslie S. Singleton
  19. Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, George Thurman
  20. Calloway Co. Sheriff's Office, Brandon Gallimore
  21. Calvert City Police Department, Robert West
  22. Campbell County Police Department, David Halfhill
  23. Campbellsville Police Department, Jermaine Kilgore
  24. Carrollton Police Department, Rodney Hawkins
  25. Casey County Sheriff Department, Chad G. Weddle
  26. Central City Police Department, Chris Flener
  27. Clay County Sheriff Department, Shane Jordan
  28. Clinton County Sheriff Department, Stephen Martin
  29. Cold Spring Police Department, Donna Brownbridge
  30. Columbia Police Department, Gary Roy
  31. Corbin Police Department, Brandon White
  32. Crescent Springs Police Department, Ryan Strange
  33. Cynthiana Police, David Osborne
  34. Danville Police Department, Keith Addison
  35. Dawson Springs Police Department, Eric D. Maddox
  36. Earlington Police Department, Christopher Proctor
  37. Eastern Kentucky University Police Department, James Scott Winter
  38. Eastern Kentucky University Police Department, Nathan Johnson
  39. Eddyville Police Department, Wiley Pinson, Jr.
  40. Edgewood Police Department, Nathan Due
  41. Edgewood Police Department, John Mairose
  42. Edmonton Police Department, Jeremy D. Garmon
  43. Elizabethtown Police Department, Matt Hodge
  44. Eminence Police Department, David Stratton
  45. Erlanger Police Department, Jeremiah Dowell
  46. Falmouth Police Department, Aaron Arnsperger
  47. Flemingsburg Police Department, Randy Sergent
  48. Florence Police Department, Jason Reed
  49. Fort Campbell Police Department, Michael Baker
  50. Fort Campbell Police Department, Michael D. McCullum
  51. Fort Knox Military Police, Robert Smith
  52. Fort Mitchell Police Department, Marcus S. Best
  53. Fort Thomas Police Department, Adam Brown
  54. Fort Wright Police Department, Travis Brown
  55. Frankfort Police Department, Travis Curtsinger
  56. Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Alvin Cummins
  57. Franklin Police Department, Michael Cornwell
  58. Fulton Police Department, Ben Natividad, PFC
  59. Georgetown Police Department, Randall Garrison
  60. Glasgow Police Department, Jeffrey Wright
  61. Grant County Sheriff's Office, Kevin Burke
  62. Graves County Sheriff, C. D. Ramage
  63. Grayson Co. Sheriff Department, Deputy Matt Darst
  64. Grayson Police Department, Scott Crawford
  65. Greensburg Police Department, Kenneth R. Thompson
  66. Hardin County Sheriff's Office, Ronnie Crim
  67. Harlan City Police Department, Danny E. Ball
  68. Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Jayson Howard
  69. Harrodsburg Police Department, Scott Elder
  70. Hazard Police Department, Michael D. Napier
  71. Henderson Police Department, Shannon Troutman
  72. Highland Heights Police, Dave Fornash
  73. Hillview Police Department, Thomas Van Natta
  74. Hindman Police Department, David Gooslin
  75. Hodgenville Police Department, Kevin Elmore
  76. Hopkins County Sheriff's Department, Jamie Lampton
  77. Hopkinsville Police Department, Timmy Leyenaar
  78. Horse Cave Police Department, Alan Shirley
  79. Hyden Police Department, Oscar J. Fragosa, Jr.
  80. Independence Police Department, Scott Schultz
  81. Indian Hills Police Department, Jeff McClellan
  82. Irvine Police Department, Chris Cox
  83. Jackson Police Department, Patrolman Brian Haddix
  84. Jamestown Police Department, Lt. Tony King
  85. Jeffersontown Police Department, William Dale Hutchison, Jr.
  86. Jessamine County Sheriff, Sean Franklin
  87. Johnson County Sheriff Department, Thomas Wyatt
  88. Kenton County Police Department, Robert Fultz
  89. Kenton County Sheriff's Office, Jeremy Adams
  90. Kentucky State University Police, Bart Beck
  91. Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Travis Rogers
  92. KSP, Post 01, Mayfield, Harvey Baxter
  93. KSP, Post 02, Madisonville, Daniel Morck
  94. KSP, Post 03, Bowling Green, Jonathan McGehee
  95. KSP, Post 04, Elizabethtown, Rodger Waters
  96. KSP, Post 05, Campbellsburg, Jonathan Biven
  97. KSP, Post 06, Dry Ridge, Delzie Kelly
  98. KSP, Post 06, Dry Ridge, Dennis Mabry
  99. KSP, Post 07, Richmond, Toby Coyle
  100. KSP, Post 08, Morehead, Chris Hollon
  101. KSP, Post 09, Pikeville, Steven Brad Hamilton
  102. KSP, Post 10, Harlan, Jimmy Young, II
  103. KSP, Post 11, London, Nicholas Metcalf
  104. KSP, Post 12, Frankfort, Hunter Martin
  105. KSP, Post 13, Hazard, Everett Earl Whitaker
  106. KSP, Post 14, Ashland, Shane Goodall
  107. KSP, Post 15, Columbia, Jeremy Johnson
  108. KSP, Post 16, Henderson, Sean McKinney
  109. LaGrange Police Department, Shannon Cunningham
  110. Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police Authority, Brad Degenhardt
  111. Lancaster Police Department, Joseph Allen Weston
  112. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Mark Wheeler
  113. Lawrenceburg Police Department, Robbie Armstrong
  114. Lebanon Junction Police Department, Steven L. Hamilton
  115. Lebanon Junction Police Department, Terry L. Grunden
  116. Leitchfield Police Department, Brandon Cook
  117. Leslie County Sheriff's Department, James M. Sizemore
  118. Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Mike Franks
  119. Lewisburg Police Department, Alan Alsup
  120. Lexington Division of Police, Donald J. Williams
  121. Liberty Police Department, Steven G. Gannett
  122. Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Robert W. Johnson
  123. Logan County Sheriff's Department, Clint Wright
  124. Louisa Police Department, George Williams
  125. Ludlow Police Department, William Giberson
  126. Madison County Sheriff Department, Jerry C. Hudson
  127. Madisonville Police Department, Leslie Gregory
  128. Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Dan McLone
  129. Mayfield Police Department, Mark Green
  130. Menifee County Sheriff's Department, Bud Lyons
  131. Middlesboro Police Department, William J. Holder
  132. Millersburg Police Department, Jeffery A. Asbury
  133. Morehead Police Department, Bradley Gillock
  134. Morehead Police Department, Derrick Blevins
  135. Morehead State University Police Department, Donald K. Hall
  136. Morehead State University Police Department, Jarred S. Hunt
  137. Mt. Vernon Police Department, Jeffrey Harness
  138. Muldraugh Police Department, Chief Bill Wood
  139. Murray Police Department, Scott Svebakken
  140. Nelson County Sheriff's Department, Kevin Cox
  141. New Castle Police, John Porter
  142. Newport Police Department, Ronnie Gross
  143. Nicholasville Police Department, Keith Brown
  144. Northern Kentucky University Police, Kenneth Honchell
  145. Oak Grove Police, David Tomlinson
  146. Ohio County Sheriff's Department, Adam Wright
  147. Oldham County Police Department, T.D. Moore
  148. Oldham County Sheriff's Office, Philip Feigel
  149. Olive Hill Police Department, Bruce Palmer
  150. Owensboro Police Department, Michael Nichols
  151. Paducah Police Department, Brian Laird
  152. Paintsville Police Department, Jason Arms
  153. Park Hills Police Department, Patrick Yarusso
  154. Perry County Sheriff's Office, Danny Miller
  155. Prestonsburg Police Department, George Tussey
  156. Princeton Police Department, Eric J. Smith
  157. Providence Police Department, Ron Hellard
  158. Raceland Police Department, Christopher Castle
  159. Radcliff Police Department, Branson McLeod
  160. Ravenna Police Department, Mike Miller
  161. Richmond Police Department, Stephen Parker
  162. Russell County Sheriff's Department, Tim Pierce
  163. Russell Police Department, Jeffrey S. Waskey
  164. Russell Springs Police Department, Jeremie West
  165. Russellville Police Department, Roger Lindsey
  166. Scott County Sheriff's Office, Jeremy Day
  167. Scottsville Police Department, Robert Jackson
  168. Shelbyville Police Department, John Wilson
  169. Shepherdsville Police, Thomas Schank
  170. Shively Police Department, Charles Portman
  171. Somerset Police Department, Larry Patterson
  172. St. Matthews Police Department, Doug Curtis
  173. Taylorsville Police, Gordon Miles
  174. University of Kentucky Police, Laura Marco
  175. Vanceburg Police Department, Mark Jordan
  176. Versailles Police Department, Nathan Craig
  177. Vine Grove Police Department, Vic Williams
  178. Warren County Sheriff's Department, Joe Green
  179. West Point Police Department, Vernon Curl, Jr.
  180. Western Kentucky University Police Department, David Skinner
  181. Wilder Police Department, Mike Murdock
  182. Williamstown Police Department, Ronald L. Perkins
  183. Wilmore Police Department, Jason Ray
  184. Winchester Police Department, Steven Eric Campbell
  185. Worthington Police Department, Jeffery L. Hambrick

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