Kentucky State Police Sergeant Is Suspended

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

A Kentucky state police sergeant is suspended with pay after he was arrested in Pikeville Sunday night.

Sergeant Timothy Moore from the Ashland Post is charged with alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

Pikeville police arrested Sergeant Moore after the Poison concert at the Expo Center.

He was off-duty at the time.

An investigation is underway to find out just what happened.

State Police say they've never had any trouble with Sergeant Timothy Moore during his 10 years with the organization.

Now Sergeant Moore is on the other side of the law.

Pikeville Police arrested him Sunday night outside of the Expo Center after a concert.

The arrest citation claims he was so drunk he could barely walk, and then claims he yelled a curse word and other obscenities to a Pikeville Police officer.

The citation says Pikeville officers later stopped the car he was riding in.

Records say he refused to talk to officers, then someone in the back seat showed his KSP badge.

The citation says later when officers tried to arrest Moore, he refused to get out of the car, and tried to leave.

Officers had to physically take him out of the car to arrest him.

Both the arresting officer and the Pikeville Police Chief don't want to comment because of their ongoing investigation.

State Police suspended Moore with pay, and they are also doing their own separate internal investigation.

Pike County Jailers say Moore was released after he posted a one thousand dollar surety bond.

Moore's attorney, Terry Jacobs, offered this statement:
“We feel once all the facts come out, Sgt. Moore will be vindicated. Out of respect for law enforcement, we will not discuss the facts in the case and collateral issues at this time during the police investigation.”

He is scheduled to be arraigned August 5th in Pikeville District Court.

Police don't know how long their investigation will take.


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  • by David on Aug 5, 2008 at 01:01 PM
    Nice to see an officer who did not cover up another officers behavior. Way to go PPD
  • by BILL Location: ASHLAND on Jul 27, 2008 at 01:06 AM
    DISORDERLY CONDUCT? COME ON. THIS COULD OF ALL BEEN AVOIDED. THIS SHOULD OF NEVER OF HAPPENED. PPD COULD OF VERY WELL CALLED THE POST COMMANDER ON HIS BEHAVIOR AND THAT WOULD OF TAKEN CARE OF THE PROBLEM MORE THAN LIKELY. BUT PPD HAD TO PROVE A POINT. BUT I CANT SEE ANYTHING HAPPENING TO HIM OVER THIS INCIDENT, THERE SHOULDNT BE ANYTHING DONE TO HIM ADMINISTRATIVELY AT ALL. I DONT THINK IT IS ANY WORSE THAN HAVING STERIODS SHIPPED TO THE KSP POST IN PIKEVILLE WHEN THAT HAPPENED AWHILE BACK. THE BAD THING ABOUT IT THE TROOPERS WERE REASSIGNED AND ONE OF THEM IS A POST COMMANDER NOW AT POST 14 WHO OF COURSE IS TROOPER MOORE'S SUPERVISOR. WELL HELLO......
  • by Friend Location: Lawrence on Jul 25, 2008 at 05:47 AM
    Give it time, once this is sorted out in court, people will see, and hear that Tim Moore did nothing wrong. It sounds that PPD had a personal issue with Tim, or KSP..that is why this has come about. Why would PPD allow a person to get to a vehicle, and possibly get behind the wheel and drive off, putting others at risk. It was a personal issue, and PPD provoked the confrontation. I support Sergeant Moore 100%
  • by y Location: lee co. on Jul 25, 2008 at 05:37 AM
    Yes he should act like a officer 24/7. But some people hane a problem, maybe he is one. And yes I would like to know if it was so bad, why do you let him get in a vehicle and leave, did you think he was going to drive. If you did you are wrong because you would have let someone drove that would have put everyone in danger, my family, and your family could have been on the road. If it is a power thing why not put it behind and go on. If he should have arrested, which he should have, it should have been done at the scene of the first contact. Dont bait some, and try to get a dui arrest at the risk of someone getting hurt............
  • by friend Location: letcher co. on Jul 23, 2008 at 08:46 PM
    Tim moore is a better person than all of the little Plasic Badges that took a roll in this fiasco. The Pikeville pd better get ready for the storm coming after opening "the wrong door). I hope Sgt Moore sues their hindends off for false arrest and criminal slander. There is policy in all depts for situations like this and it is very apparent pikeville pd does not have one or care to use it. The Pikeville Chief and all officers involved needs to be investigated so the truth will come out. Tim Moore will be drug through the mud, but will rise above it its what he is, A TROOPER. Thanks Tim for all you do.
  • by anonymous Location: eastern kentucky on Jul 23, 2008 at 07:51 PM
    wether you wear a blue, brown, or gray uniform, we are brothers and share a special bond as officers. however, there is still a fine line that was apparently crossed and Pikeville police responded as they should. if people do their homework, they will discover that this is not the first time that sgt. moore has had a run in with PPD. to PPD...job well done. as for why the police waited to arrest moore from a vehicle.....again....do your homework. the arresting officer was directing traffic to allow a ambulance to leave the area with a patient and enroute to the hospital. the officer was simply doing his job in the order of most impotance. moore very well may be a great KSP trooper, but he lacks conduct and respect for fellow officers. all police officers in eastern Kentucky have enough problems to already deal with and should never have to face this situation. taking another officer to jail is something that no officer will ever want to do, but we all have a job to do.
  • by JOE Location: EUBANK on Jul 23, 2008 at 07:28 PM
    Ok everyone, get on here and talk as if he was the only person who left there drinking and doing a little yelling. I was there and saw PLENTY of people there who you could tell had a little too much to drink as we were walking out, so what?? It was a rock and roll concert, a proper place to drink and have a good time. Are you saying that because he is a cop he has been stripped of his right to have a good time when he's not working?? I think not!Cops are normal people that have a job that most would not and could not do, give him some slack. The story as told on here does not make sense to me, nor has it made any sense to anyone I have talked to that has read it. I have found it only normal for people who leave a concert to come out and scream and yell. The same thing that I witnessed at Pikeville sunday night is the same as any other concert I have been to in cities from here to Florida. Maybe Pikeville is not ready for good rock and roll concerts just yet?
  • by law Location: ky on Jul 23, 2008 at 07:12 PM
    if you do the crime , do the time. what else are the law officers out doing and getting by with?
  • by Barry Location: floyd county on Jul 23, 2008 at 06:37 PM
    They think that badge is a free ticket to get out and break the law. Their way of thinking is.."If I get caught I'll just show them my badge and they'll let me go" Well at least we got some cops who were doing their job!
  • by Anonymous Location: Somerset on Jul 23, 2008 at 02:52 PM
    I personally know Tim, he is a great guy and a terrific trooper. He just happened to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, something that has happened to the best of us...
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