HENDERSON, Ky. (September 15, 2023) – On September 14th, Lt. Governor Coleman and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) honored 76 troopers and officers who wear the badge of honor to serve and protect Kentucky’s 120 with a mission of creating a better, safer Kentucky. The awards presented were for acts of bravery and service that occurred in 2022.
During the ceremony, KSP Commissioner Phillip Burnett Jr. recognized the agency’s troopers and officers for going beyond the mission of KSP. In 2022, KSP responded to nearly 400,000 requests for assistance, rescued Kentuckians from the deadly Eastern Kentucky flooding, conducted thousands of wellness checks on those involved in natural disasters and dangers weather conditions, continued in the fight against the deadly drug epidemic, obtained justice for victims, ran into unthinkable dangers, assisted local law enforcement agencies as needed and enhanced public and officer safety throughout the commonwealth.
Captain Brenton Ford, Commander of KSP Post 16-Henderson said, “The hard work and dedication of these two are a true example to everyone at our post. Their excellent performance while taking on even more work is an inspiration to all.”
Two troopers from the Post 16 area were included in those honors.
- Trooper Wade Denton was named 2022 Post 16 Trooper of the Year. Trooper Denton is a 4-year veteran of KSP assigned to Post 16 Henderson.
- Detective David Ammon was named 2022 Post 16 Detective of the Year. Detective Ammon is a 9-year veteran of KSP assigned to Post 16 Henderson.
PHOTO CAPTION: (L to R) Trooper Wade Denton and Detective David Ammon.
A complete listing of award recipients can be found on the KSP website.
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