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"Buckle Up Kentucky" Law Enforcement Challenge Award Recipients Announced

(Frankfort, Kentucky) - The Governor's Buckle Up Kentucky Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.

Presentations were made to law enforcement agencies as well as individual officers throughout the state. Mr. Chuck Hurley of the National Safety Council, in Washington, D.C. was the keynote speaker.

The Buckle Up Kentucky campaign was conducted from May 19 through June 1, 2003. During that time, over 150 law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth participated in a high visibility traffic safety enforcement program with the following results:

Drug Arrests -1,237, Other Arrests - 3,357, Fugitives Apprehended - 880, Stolen Vehicles Recovered - 62, Other Citations - 24,721, Seat Belt Citations - 8,325, Child Restraint Citations - 599, Checkpoints Conducted - 920, DUI Arrests - 1,720, Speeding Citations - 23,297

"The purpose of the Buckle Up Kentucky campaign was to raise public awareness regarding seat belts and child restraints," explains Lt. Brad Bates, Commander of the Governor's Highway Safety Program. "By stepping up enforcement, we not only save lives, we reduce serious injuries and protect the safety of our citizens."

Agencies and officers that were honored today include the following:

Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers):

1st Place, Grayson Police Department; 2nd Place, Vanceburg Police Department; 3rd Place, Knox County Sheriff's Department; Officer Award, Officer Tony Cantrell, Grayson Police Department

Division II (11-25 Sworn Officers):

1st Place, Clark County Sheriff's Department; 2nd Place, Middlesboro Police Department; 3rd Place, Franklin County Sheriff's Department; Officer Award, Deputy Matt Green, Franklin County Sheriff's Department

Division III (26-50 Sworn Officers):

1st Place, Bullitt County Sheriff's Department; 2nd Place, Richmond Police Department; 3rd Place, Radcliff Police Department; Officer Award, Deputy Gary Wilson, Bullitt County Sheriff's Department

Division IV (51-150 Sworn Officers)

1st Place, Boone County Sheriff's Department; 2nd Place, Frankfort Police Department; 3rd Place, Bowling Green Police Department; Officer Award, Deputy Greg Faulkner, Boone County Sheriff's Department

Division V (More than 150 Sworn Officers)

1st Place, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Police; 2nd Place, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement; 3rd Place, Louisville Metro Police Department; Officer Award, Officer Alvin Cook, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Police

Division VI (Kentucky State Police Posts)

1st Place, KSP Post 4 - Elizabethtown, Kentucky; 2nd Place, KSP Post 11 - London, Kentucky; 3rd Place, KSP Post 2 -Madisonville, Kentucky; Officer Award - Overall, Trooper Larry Dales

Individual Kentucky State Police Trooper Awards

Officer Award - Post 1, Trooper Michael Williams; Officer Award - Post 2, Trooper Brent White; Officer Award - Post 3, Trooper Cory Buckner; Officer Award - Post 4, Trooper Jamie Heller; Officer Award - Post 5, Trooper Larry Dales; Officer Award - Post 6, Trooper Chris Stewart; Officer Award - Post 7, Trooper Chris Lanham; Officer Award - Post 8, Trooper Sam Hunt; Officer Award - Post 9, Trooper Kerry White; Officer Award - Post 10, Trooper Ryan Sizemore; Officer Award - Post 11, Trooper John Root; Officer Award - Post 12, Trooper Jerry Wise; Officer Award - Post 13, Trooper Adam Hall; Officer Award - Post 14, Trooper Craig Morella; Officer Award - Post 15, Trooper Jason Simpson; Officer Award - Post 16, Trooper Brent Gramig

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