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Kentucky State Police Announce Civilian Employee Awards

(LEXINGTON, KY) -- Twenty-five civilian employees were honored by the Kentucky State Police at a special ceremony held today at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort.
Henderson native and resident William Oscar Bunch was honored as the KSP Civilian Employee of the Year. A nine-year veteran of the agency, Bunch is a Maintenance Worker II at KSP Post 16 in Henderson. He is also responsible for maintaining KSP Post 2 in Madisonville.

“Oscar is 77 years of age and seldom takes a sick day,” says Capt. Ricki Allen, commander of Post 16. “His work ethic is exceptional as evidenced by the fact that he starts work very early each day to complete many of his duties before the arrival of most post personnel. He keeps a very positive attitude while attending to the needs of not one, but two posts.” Other KSP civilian employees who received awards included:

Police Communications Support Award
Jodi Shacklette, Post 4-Elizabethtown
Tiffany Fields, Post 6-Dry Ridge
Kris Gilliam, Post 10-Harlan

Police Communications Support Supervisor Award
Susan Hopper, Post 14-Ashland

Clerical Support Service Award
Rhonda Burkhart, Post 14-Ashland
Elizabeth Johnson, Facilities Security Branch
Karla Mowell, Post 11, London
Emily Perkins, Legal Services Branch, Frankfort.

Driver Testing Administrative Support Award
West Region: Kenny Childers, Louisville
East Region: Jerry Clark, Catlettsburg
Forensic Services Support Award
Laboratory Analyst: Michael David, Central Laboratory Branch, Frankfort
Regional Laboratory Analyst: Gena Brittain, Jefferson Laboratory Branch, Louisville
Forensic Laboratory Supervisor: Terry Comstock, Jefferson Laboratory Branch, Louisville

Administrative Support Service Award
Jimmy Carey, Academy Branch, Frankfort
Jetta Collett, Financial\Grants Management Branch, Frankfort

Administrative Support Supervisor Award
Misty Moore, Criminal Identification and Records Branch, Frankfort

Scientific Support Service Award
Jim Lewis, AFIS, Criminal Identification & Records Branch, Frankfort

Computer Technology Technical Support Award
Gerald Dunn, Communications and Computer Technologies Branch, Frankfort

Records Technical Support Service Award
Heather Wagers, Branch, Criminal Identification and Records Branch, Frankfort

Facilities Security Support Service Award
Carlton Grimes, Facilities Security Branch, Frankfort

Enforcement Support Service Award
Damon Fleming, Post 2, Madisonville

Maintenance Support Service Award
Jeffery Brown, Trooper Island
William O. Bunch, Post 16, Henderson

Communications Technical Support Award
Wayne Stuart, Communication & Computer Technologies Branch, Frankfort

Properties Management & Supply Technical Support Service Award
Pamela West, Properties Management & Supply Branch, Frankfort
“Our civilian employees play essential roles in our mission of protecting the citizens of Kentucky,” said Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer. “Without their daily efforts, troopers in the field would have a much more difficult job. They provide professional support that makes the whole agency shine.”


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