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Law Enforcement Officers, Agencies and Law Enforcement Officers, Agencies and Individuals Recognized For Impaired Driving Enforcement And Highway Safety Efforts

Press Release Date:  December 16, 2004

Captain Lisa Rudzinski
Kentucky State Police
Governor’s Highway Safety Program
Ph: (502) 695-6213

(LEXINGTON, KY) -Law enforcement officers, agencies and individuals from across the state were recognized for outstanding achievement at the 2004 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

Kentucky Justice Cabinet Deputy Secretary Cleve Gambill joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Mark Miller and Ms. Connie Beasley, Regional Program Manager with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Atlanta, in presenting awards to 185 officers and 170 law enforcement agencies for their extraordinary efforts in reducing impaired driving (see attached list). Of the 31,107 impaired driving arrests made by these law enforcement agencies during the past year, these officers were responsible for 6,941 arrests.

“As of December 6, preliminary reports show that 249 people have lost their lives this year on Kentucky roads in crashes involving alcohol,” said Kentucky State Police Commissioner Mark Miller. “These unfortunate statistics indicate that impaired driving is still a critical problem,” he said.
“Education and traffic enforcement campaigns play a key role in promoting public awareness of the problems associated with impaired driving and the ways to prevent it from occurring.  Those receiving awards today are to be commended for the lives they have helped to save,” added Deputy Sec. of Justice Gambill.

Awards were also presented to 17 agencies posting top scores in the 2004 Law Enforcement Challenge (see attached list). This program involved the performance of law enforcement agencies during the “100 Days of Heat” summer driving enforcement campaign, which ran from May 24 through Sept. 12, 2004. The awards criteria included citation activities for speeding, impaired driving, seat belt usage and child restraint violations.

Three other awards were presented during the ceremony. Ms. Angela Leigh, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kentucky, presented an award to the officer who made the most impaired driving arrests from Oct. 1, 2003 through Sept. 30, 2004. The winner was Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Landry Collett, who made 346 arrests during the time period.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) honored two individuals with its Division Administrator’s Award for Excellence in Highway Safety. This annual award recognizes individual law enforcement officers and others who have made significant outstanding lifetime contributions to highway safety. The award recipients were retired Sgt. David Leddy, of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Division of Police, and Mrs. Gayle Faulkner Lawson, a retired educator from Harlan.

Leddy retired from the LFUC Div. of Police in October 2004 after 27-1/2 years of service. As a member of the division’s Bureau of Traffic for 13 years, Leddy was instrumental in developing partnerships with federal and state agencies relating to traffic safety. He was also a primary figure in the administration of numerous highway safety grants including Traffic Alcohol Patrol, Traffic Safety Enforcement, the Red Light Enforcement Unit and numerous Seat Belt Safety campaigns. He is currently staff assistant to the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Commissioner.

At 89 years of age, Lawson has been a pioneer of highway safety across Kentucky for nearly 40 years. A former public school teacher in Harlan and Knox counties, Lawson gained an interest in transportation issues in the late 1960s out of concern for her students. She played a vital role on the U.S. 119 Pine Mountain Task Force and has been a driving force behind the project’s implementation. As an active member of the Cumberland Valley Area Development District’s Regional Transportation and Highway Safety Committee, she has championed safety in numerous local and regional transportation projects.

Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers)
1st Place: Knox County Sheriff’s Department.
2nd Place: Johnson County Sheriff’s Department
3rd Place: Monticello Police Department.

Division II (11-25 Sworn Officers)
1st Place: Middlesboro Police Department
2nd Place: Pikeville Police Department
3rd Place: Marshall County Sheriff’s Department

Division III (26-50 Sworn Officers)
1st Place: Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office
2nd Place: Oldham Co. Police Department
3rd Place: Radcliff Police Department

Division IV (51-150 Sworn Officers)
1st Place: Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
2nd Place: Boone County Sheriff’s Department
3rd Place: Bowling Green Police Department

Division V (over 150 Sworn Officers)
1st Place: Louisville Metro Police Department
2nd Place: Lexington Fayette Urban Co. Division of Police
3rd Place: N/A

Division VI (Kentucky State Police)
1st Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 4, Elizabethtown
2nd Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 2, Madisonville
3rd Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 6, Dry Ridge


Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers)
Allen Weston, Lancaster Police Dept.

Division II (11-25 Sworn Officers)
John F. Hunt, Pikeville Police Dept.

Division III (26-50 Sworn Officers)
Keith Brown, Nicholasville Police Dept.

Division IV (51-150 Sworn Officers)
Landry Collett, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

Division V (More Than 150 Sworn Officers)
Donald J. Williams, Lexington Fayette Urban Co. Division of Police

Division VI (Kentucky State Police Posts)
Steve Walker, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (alphabetically by agency)

Stephen R. Martin, Albany Police Department
Mark Branham, Alexandria Police Department
Delmas Carter, Allen County Sheriff's Department
Mark Hoskins, Anchorage Police Dept
David Bryan Taylor, Anderson County Police
William Whitenack, Anderson County Sheriff's Dept.
Timothy L. Renfroe, Ashland Police Department
Stephen D. Owens, Barbourville Police Department
Jeremy M. Martin, Bardstown Police Department
Timothy W. Chandler, Beattyville Police Department
Leroy Embry, Beaver Dam Police Department
William Treadway, Benton Police Department
Dale Tillery, Berea Police Department
Chris Hall, Boone County Sheriff
Josh Hughes, Bowling Green Police Department
Kenny Diamond, Boyd County Police Department
Rick Francis, Boyd County Sheriff's Dept.
Al Isaacs, Boyle County Sheriff
Leslie S. Singleton, Brandenburg Police Department
Gary Wilson, Bullitt County Sheriff Department
Steven Morris, Butler County Sheriff Department
Mathew Riddle, Cadiz Police Department
Tommy Kimbro, Calloway County Sheriff's Office
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr., Calvert City Police Department
Nathaniel Boggs, Campbell County Police Department
David Halfhill, Campbell County Police Department
Jermaine Kilgore, Campbellsville Police Department
Rodney W. Hawkins, Carrollton Police Department
Keith Whitehouse, Central City Police Department
Rick Cridlin, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Police
John B. Myers, Clark County Sheriff's Department
Ricky Riddle, Clinton County Sheriff's Department
Mark E. Elkins, Clinton Police Department
Jeremy Enzwieler, Cold Spring Police Department
Josh Brockman, Columbia Police Department
David Maiden, Corbin Police Department
Brandon White, Corbin Police Department
Thomas J. Selby, Crescent Springs Police Department
Joseph C. Vicini, Cumberland Police Department
David Osborne, Cynthiana Police
Keith Addison, Danville Police Department
Christopher A. Proctor, Earlington Police Department
Mark Rose, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department
Brandon Collins, Eastern Kentucky University PD
Wiley Pinson, Jr., Eddyville Police Department
Nathan Due, Edgewood Police Department
Jeremy Garmon, Edmonton Police Department
Roy Williams, III, Elizabethtown Police Department
Scott Dames, Elsmere Police Department
David Stratton, Eminence Police Department
Dave Lillich, Erlanger Police Department
Reginald Latham, Fort Knox Military Police
Adam Brown, Fort Thomas Police Department
Travis J. Brown, Fort Wright Police Department
Stephen Sutton, Frankfort Police Department
Pat Melton, Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Edward Lawson, Franklin Police Department
Jeff Wright, Glasgow Police Department
Mitch Kotzbauer, Grant County Sheriff's Office
Carrol D. Ramage, Graves County Sheriff
Robert Jackson, Grayson County Sheriff's Department
Dean Ison, Grayson Police Department
Kenneth Thompson, Greensburg Police Department
Jeff McMonigal, Greenup County Sheriff Department
Jason Drane, Hardinsburg Police Department
Michael Lunsford, Harlan County Sheriff Department
Jayson Howard, Harlan Police Department
Scott Elder, Harrodsburg Police Department
Josh Devine, Harrodsburg Police Department
Jamie Turner, Hazard Police Department
Shannon Troutman, Henderson Police Department
Mike Murdoch, Hillview Police Department
Joshua M. Darst, Hodgenville Police Department
Scott L. Noisworthy, Hopkinsville Police Department
Alan Shirley, Horse Cave Police Department
Oscar J. Fragosa, Jr., Hyden Police Department
Jeff McClellan, Indian Hills Police Department
Jason Petra, Irvine Police Department
Richard M. Priest, Jr., Irvington Police Department
Brian Keith Berry, Jackson County Sheriff
Brian Haddix, Jackson Police Department
Tony King, Jamestown Police Department
Sam Rogers, Jeffersontown Police Department
Sean Franklin, Jessamine County Sheriff's Department
Tom Wyatt, Johnson County Sheriff Department
Brian Capps, Kenton County Police
Jeremy Adams, Kenton County Sheriff's Office
Bryan Brashears, Kentucky State University Police
Landry Collett, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Jason Manar, KSP Post 1, Mayfield
Jason Kirk, KSP Post 2, Madisonville (tie)
Jason Newby, KSP Post 2, Madisonville (tie)
Matt Travis, KSP Post 3, Bowling Green
Jeremy Mabe, KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown
Derris Hedger, KSP Post 5, Campbellsburg
Matthew Feltner, KSP Post 6, Dry Ridge
Chris Short, KSP Post 7, Richmond
Roger Gabbard, KSP Post 8, Morehead
Derek Sturgill, KSP Post 9, Pikeville
Jason York, KSP Post 10, Harlan
Steve Walker, KSP Post 11, London
Mitch Harris, KSP Post 12, Frankfort
Joey King, KSP Post 13, Hazard
Shane Goodall, KSP Post 14, Ashland
Jeremy Johnson, KSP Post 15, Columbia
Sean McKinney, KSP Post 16, Henderson
Shannon Cunningham, LaGrange Police Department
Allen Weston, Lancaster Police Department
Chuck Jackson, Lawrence County Sheriff Department
Anthony Likins, Lawrenceburg Police Department
Terry L. Grunden, Lebanon Junction Police Department
Brian Voils, Lebanon Police Department
Martin B. Cook, Leitchfield Police Department
Bill Baker, Leslie County Sheriff Department
Mike Franks, Letcher County Sheriff's Department
Alan Alsup, Lewisburg Police Department
Donald J. Williams, Lexington Police Department
Steven Glen Garrett, Liberty Police Department
Edward Lee Smith, Liberty Police Department
Donald Crawford, Livingston County Sheriff's Department
Scott Harmon, Logan County Sheriff's Department
Allen Harris, London Police Department
Donald Hargadon, Jr., Louisville Metro Police
John Dorman, Ludlow Police Department
Michael G. Marcum, Madison County Sheriff's Department
Jerry C. Hudson, Madison County Sheriff's Department
Randall "Bob" Jordon, Magoffin County Sheriff's Department
Daniel Melone, Marshall County Sheriff's Department
Tye Jackson, Mayfield Police Department (City of)
Shannon Keller, Mayfield Police Department (City of)
Jason E. Perry, Menifee County Sheriff's Department
Robin Venable, Middlesboro Police Department
Jeffrey A. Asbury, Millersburg Police Department
Robert Ellis, Monticello Police Department
Benton Castle, Morehead Police Department
Donald K. Hall, Morehead State University Police Dept.
Jedediah N. Swartz, Mount Vernon Police Department
Bill Wood, Muldraugh Police Department
Scott Svebakken, Murray Police Department
Kevin Cox, Nelson County Sheriff
John Porter, New Castle Police
Ronnie Gross, Newport Police Department
Keith Brown, Nicholasville Police Department
Kenneth Honchell, Northern Kentucky University
David Tomlinson, Oak Grove Police
Adam Wright, Ohio County Sheriff's Department
Thomas Moore, Oldham County Police
Bobby Hall, Olive Hill Police Department
Kevin Burke, Owen County Sheriff's Department
Michael Nichols, Owensboro Police Department
Rufus Shearer, Jr., Owenton City Police Dept.
Brian Laird, Paducah Police Department
Jason Alan Arms, Paintsville Police Department
Michael T. Dempsey, Paris Police Department
John F. Hunt, Pikeville Police Department
Brian Kidd, Prestonsburg Police
Brent McDowell, Princeton Police Department
Jonathan Williams, Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
Harper Howell, Raceland Police Department
David Hooker, Radcliff Police Department
Joe Johnson, Richmond Police Department
Tim Pierce, Russell County Sheriff's Department
Jeffrey Scott Waskey, Russell Police Department
Jeremy England, Russell Springs Police Department
Roger Lindsey, Russellville Police Department
Adam Morgan, Scottsville Police Department
Frank Jeffcoat, Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Richard Ellis, Shelbyville Police Department
Jason Paulley, Shepherdsville Police Department
Charles Portman, Shively Police Department
Billy Bolin, Somerset Police Department
Brian Pickard, Taylor County Sheriff's Department
Jack Prater, Taylor Mill Police Department
Richard Jewell, Taylorsville Police Department
John Costigan, University of Kentucky Police Department
Mark Jordan, Vanceburg Police Department
Joseph T. Walker, Vine Grove Police Department
Mike Hatler, Warren County Sheriff Department
Jason L. Baker, Warsaw Police Department
Christopher Cole, West Buechel Police Department
Vernon C. Curl, West Point Police
David Skinner, Western Kentucky University Police Department
Paul Brandon Fields, Whitesburg Police Department
Robert Reed, Williamstown Police Department
Frank Kennon, Winchester Police Department
Alan Ringrose, Worthington Police Department

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