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Kentucky State Police Announces Civilian Employee Of The Year And Other Support Personnel Awards

Date of News Release: 10/04/2006

(LOUISVILLE, KY) --The Kentucky State Police (KSP) honored 23 of its most outstanding civilian employees at a special ceremony held today at the Galt House in Louisville. Gen. Norman Arflack, Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Jack Adams in presenting the awards.

Frankfort resident Dorothy Luckett, representing the Criminal Identification and Records Branch, was honored as the KSP Civilian Employee of the Year. She also received the Records Technical Support Service Award. A 29-year veteran of the agency, Luckett is a native of Charlestown, Maryland, and has worked for Kentucky State Government for 33 and a half years.

Luckett currently serves as program coordinator for the Uniform Crime Reporting Section within the Criminal Identification and Records Branch. Branch Commander Capt. C.L. Cross nominated Luckett for the award.

"Without question, Ms. Luckett is known throughout the state' law enforcement community as the expert in crime reporting," said Cross. "Her dedication and professionalism are borne out by numerous letters, emails and phone calls from around the state praising her responsiveness and efficiency. She was instrumental in production of this year's issue of the Crime in Kentucky statistical fact book, which is published by this branch and widely used throughout the state. Ms. Luckett has earned this recognition for her high level of integrity and professionalism."

"Our civilian employees make a significant contribution to achieving our mission of protecting the citizens of Kentucky," noted Commissioner Adams. "Troopers in the field rely on their dedication and expertise on a daily basis. On behalf of Gov. Fletcher, Gen. Arflack and the KSP command staff, I extend my personal appreciation to those individuals honored here today, and all agency employees, who strive to perform their duties with professionalism and integrity. They exemplify the standards held in highest regard by the Kentucky State Police."

Other KSP employees who received Support Personnel Awards included:

Police Communication Support Service Award

Central Region
Leslie N. Anderson

East Region
Jerry B. White
Post 9-Pikeville

East Region Paul Mark Spurlock
Post 10 - Harlan

Telecommunications Supervisor Harold G. "Dickie" Scholl
Post 15 Columbia

Clerical Support Service Award

East Troop
Lesia Tucker
Post 7-Richmond

West Troop
Mary Eastwood
Post 2-Madisonville

Central Office Patricia Hedges
Public Affairs Branch-Frankfort

Headquarters/Special Enforcement Troop
Deborah Calvert
Special Operations Branch-Lexington

Driver Testing Support Award

West Region
Patricia Whitlock
East Region
Deborah K. Gilley

Forensic Service Support Award

Central Lab Analyst
Julie J. Ferguson
Central Laboratory Branch

Regional Lab Analyst
Garreth D. Deskins
Jefferson Laboratory Branch

Forensic Lab Supervisor
Jane N. Purcell
Central Laboratory Branch

Administrative Support Service Award

Faith A. Flowers
Criminal Identification/Records Branch-Frankfort

Kerry D. Salyers
Aircraft Branch-Frankfort

Angela L. Stiles
Strategic Planning Branch-Frankfort

Administrative Support Supervisor Award

Derek E. Nesselrode
Communications and Computer Technology Branch-Frankfort

Scientific Support Service Award

Paul M. Dorman
Criminal Identification & Records Branch-Frankfort

Computer Technology Technical Support Award

Richard L. Springfield
Communications & Computer Technology Branch-Frankfort

Records Technical Support Service Award

Dorothy A. Luckettn
Criminal Identification & Records Branch-Frankfort

Facilities Security Support Service Award

Charles H. Sparrow
Facilities Security-Frankfort

Enforcement Support Service Award

David H. West
Post 3-Bowling Green

Maintenance Support Service Award

James J. Pickens
Trooper Island Camp

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