CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (09/16/2023) –On Sept. 14, 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.
Post 5 Commander Captain Eric Walker said, “I’m proud of the recognition bestowed upon Detective Roberts and Trooper Wilson for their hard work and commitment to the Post-5 community. These men lead by example daily and are to be commended for their service above self”.
Two troopers from the Post 5 area were included in those honors.
- Senior Trooper Mason Wilson was named 2022 Post 5 Trooper of the Year. Trooper Wilson is a 4-year veteran of KSP assigned to Post 5 Campbellsburg.
- Detective Dave Roberts was named 2022 Post 5 Detective of the Year. Detective Roberts is a 20-year veteran of KSP assigned to Post 5 Campbellsburg.
A complete listing of award recipients can be found on the KSP website.
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