Mayfield, KY. (April 5, 2021) – In September 2020, Kentucky State Police, Post 1 welcomed three new sergeants to its supervisory ranks. On March 18, Gov. Andy Beshear joined Kentucky State Police (KSP) to recognize the promotion of 30 officers at a ceremony held at the KSP Training Academy. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 promotional ceremony was postponed. With ‘Healthy at Work’ guidelines in place, the agency honored the troopers and officers who promoted in 2020 with a private in-person ceremony. One colonel, one lieutenant colonel, one major, five captains, nine lieutenants, and thirteen sergeants were commissioned.
The Governor spoke prior to the recognition of the newly promoted officers, offering them congratulations in their new roles.
“I’m honored to be here and excited to see what is in your future,” said Gov. Beshear. “We couldn’t be in better hands as we confront challenge after challenge. I’m proud of each and every one of you for everything you have done.”
At Post 1, Senior Trooper Cory M. Hamby promoted to Sergeant and serves as the Detective Sergeant. Hamby has served with KSP for 10 years, all at Post 1 Mayfield. Hamby, a Crittenden County native, resides in McCracken County with his wife and three children.
Senior Trooper Jonathan E. Murphy promoted to Sergeant and serves as the West Squad Sergeant. Murphy was previously assigned to Post 2 Madisonville and has served with KSP for 9 years. Murphy is a Muhlenberg County native and still resides there with his wife and three children.
Senior Trooper Michael S, Settle also promoted to Sergeant and serves as the East Squad Sergeant. Settle comes to Post 1 after serving with KSP for 12 years, all at Post 16 Henderson. Settle is a native of Todd County, Kentucky and resides in Marshall County with his wife and seven children.
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