Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Impaired Driving Enforcement And Highway Safety Awards Presented

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, December 06, 2005  
Contact Information:  Lt. Eric Walker
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 2005 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Mark Miller joined Connie Beasley, regional program manager with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Atlanta, in presenting awards to 185 officers from 164 law enforcement agencies for their extraordinary efforts in reducing impaired driving (see attached list). Of the 27,874 impaired driving arrests made by these law enforcement agencies during the past year, these officers were responsible for 6,164 arrests.

“As of December 4, preliminary reports show that 215 people have lost their lives this year on Kentucky roads in crashes involving alcohol,” said Miller. “These unfortunate statistics indicate that impaired driving is still a critical problem in the state.” 

“Traffic enforcement campaigns have a direct impact on this problem by taking potential killers off the road. The officers receiving awards today are to be commended for the lives they have helped to save,” added Miller.

Awards were also presented to 15 agencies posting top scores in the 2005 Law Enforcement Challenge (see following list). This program involved the performance of law enforcement agencies during driving enforcement mobilizations, which ran from May 23 through Sept. 5, 2005. 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. 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, 2004 through Sept. 30, 2005. The recipient was Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Travis Rogers, who made 375 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 David Culler and Calvin G. Grayson.

Culler is a retired officer of the Louisville Metro Police Dept. During his 25 years as a police officer, he has worked on many traffic safety initiatives at the local and national levels. He has served as an accident reconstruction expert witness and was the first law enforcement officer in Kentucky to be trained as a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. He has conducted numerous training classes for child passenger safety technicians and was one of 50 national instructors for the Daimler Chrysler “Fit for a Kid” program. He was also certified by the American Automobile Association’s Child Passenger Safety Technician Program to train other instructors. In 1997, he received the National Association of Police Organizations’ “Top Cop” award.

Grayson’s dedication to highway safety dates back to 1948 when he joined the Kentucky Highway Dept. as a Bridge Design Engineer. As Asst. Commissioner of Highways in 1960 and Asst. State Highway Engineer in 1967, Grayson served on the Appalachian Regional Commission and had direct responsibility for planning of the entire Appalachian development highway system. In 1974, he was named State Transportation Planning Engineer and in 1977 he became the first professional engineer to serve as Secretary of Transportation. During his term, construction of major highways in, including interstates, was dramatically accelerated making travel much safer for citizens of the state.

In 1978, Grayson was instrumental in the formation of Kentuckians for Better Transportation. From 1983-1995, he served as director of the Kentucky Transportation Center, working to bring state agencies together to focus on highway safety.

LAW ENFORCEMENT  CHALLENGE WINNERS
Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers)
1st Place: Vanceburg Police Department.
2nd Place: Harlan Police Department
3rd Place: Olive Hill Police Department.

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

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

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

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

Division VI (Kentucky State Police)
1st Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London
2nd Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 9, Pikeville
3rd Place: Kentucky State Police, Post 4, Elizabethtown

GOVERNOR’S IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT
DIVISIONAL WINNERS

Division I (1-10 Sworn Officers)
George Williams, Louisa Police Dept.

Division II (11-25 Sworn Officers)
Charles Portman, Shively Police Dept.

Division III (26-50 Sworn Officers)
Scott Svebakken, Murray Police Dept.

Division IV (51-150 Sworn Officers)
Ronnie Gross, Newport Police Dept.

Division V (More Than 150 Sworn Officers)
Travis Rogers, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

Division VI (Kentucky State Police Posts)
Nicholas Metcalf, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London.                 

GOVERNOR’S IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT
INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (alphabetically by agency)

Adair County Sheriff's Department, Tracy McCarol
Albany Police Department, Brad A. Cross
Alexandria Police Department, Mark Branham
Allen County Sheriff's Department, Chad Keen
Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Bryan Taylor
Ashland Police Department, Timothy Renfroe
Auburn Police Department, Scott Harmon
Ballard County Sheriff, Kyle Seratt
Barbourville Police Department, Stephen D. Owens
Bardstown Police Department, Jeremy M. Martin
Beattyville Police Department, James C. Moore, Jr.
Bellevue Police Department, Jesse Brewer
Benton Police Department, William Treadway
Berea Police Department, Dale Tillery
Boone County Sheriff's Office, Chris Hall
Bowling Green Police Department, Josh Hughes
Boyle County Sheriff, Al Isaacs
Brandenburg Police Department, Leslie S. Singleton
Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, George Thurman
Calloway Co. Sheriff's Office, Brandon Gallimore
Calvert City Police Department, Robert West
Campbell County Police Department, David Halfhill
Campbellsville Police Department, Jermaine Kilgore
Carrollton Police Department, Rodney Hawkins
Casey County Sheriff Department, Chad G. Weddle
Central City Police Department, Chris Flener
Clay County Sheriff Department, Shane Jordan
Clinton County Sheriff Department, Stephen Martin
Cold Spring Police Department, Donna Brownbridge
Columbia Police Department, Gary Roy
Corbin Police Department, Brandon White
Crescent Springs Police Department, Ryan Strange
Cynthiana Police, David Osborne
Danville Police Department, Keith Addison
Dawson Springs Police Department, Eric D. Maddox
Earlington Police Department, Christopher Proctor
Eastern Kentucky University Police Department, James Scott Winter
Eastern Kentucky University Police Department, Nathan Johnson
Eddyville Police Department, Wiley Pinson, Jr.
Edgewood Police Department, Nathan Due
Edgewood Police Department, John Mairose
Edmonton Police Department, Jeremy D. Garmon
Elizabethtown Police Department, Matt Hodge
Eminence Police Department, David Stratton
Erlanger Police Department, Jeremiah Dowell
Falmouth Police Department, Aaron Arnsperger
Flemingsburg Police Department, Randy Sergent
Florence Police Department, Jason Reed
Fort Campbell Police Department, Michael Baker
Fort Campbell Police Department, Michael D. McCullum                                                              
Fort Knox Military Police, Robert Smith                                                                                  
Fort Mitchell Police Department, Marcus S. Best
Fort Thomas Police Department, Adam Brown
Fort Wright Police Department, Travis Brown
Frankfort Police Department, Travis Curtsinger
Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Alvin Cummins
Franklin Police Department, Michael Cornwell
Fulton Police Department, Ben Natividad, PFC
Georgetown Police Department, Randall Garrison
Glasgow Police Department, Jeffrey Wright
Grant County Sheriff's Office, Kevin Burke
Graves County Sheriff, C. D. Ramage
Grayson Co. Sheriff Department, Deputy Matt Darst
Grayson Police Department, Scott Crawford
Greensburg Police Department, Kenneth R. Thompson
Hardin County Sheriff's Office, Ronnie Crim
Harlan City Police Department, Danny E. Ball
Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Jayson Howard
Harrodsburg Police Department, Scott Elder
Hazard Police Department, Michael D. Napier
Henderson Police Department, Shannon Troutman
Highland Heights Police, Dave Fornash
Hillview Police Department, Thomas Van Natta
Hindman Police Department, David Gooslin
Hodgenville Police Department, Kevin Elmore
Hopkins County Sheriff's Department, Jamie Lampton
Hopkinsville Police Department, Timmy Leyenaar
Horse Cave Police Department, Alan Shirley
Hyden Police Department, Oscar J. Fragosa, Jr.
Independence Police Department, Scott Schultz
Indian Hills Police Department, Jeff McClellan
Irvine Police Department, Chris Cox
Jackson Police Department, Patrolman Brian Haddix
Jamestown Police Department, Lt. Tony King
Jeffersontown Police Department, William Dale Hutchison, Jr.
Jessamine County Sheriff, Sean Franklin
Johnson County Sheriff Department, Thomas Wyatt
Kenton County Police Department, Robert Fultz
Kenton County Sheriff's Office, Jeremy Adams
Kentucky State University Police, Bart Beck
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Travis Rogers
KSP, Post 01, Mayfield, Harvey Baxter
KSP, Post 02, Madisonville, Daniel Morck
KSP, Post 03, Bowling Green, Jonathan McGehee
KSP, Post 04, Elizabethtown, Rodger Waters
KSP, Post 05, Campbellsburg, Jonathan Biven
KSP, Post 06, Dry Ridge, Delzie Kelly
KSP, Post 06, Dry Ridge, Dennis Mabry
KSP, Post 07, Richmond, Toby Coyle
KSP, Post 08, Morehead, Chris Hollon
KSP, Post 09, Pikeville, Steven Brad Hamilton
KSP, Post 10, Harlan, Jimmy Young, II
KSP, Post 11, London, Nicholas Metcalf
KSP, Post 12, Frankfort, Hunter Martin
KSP, Post 13, Hazard, Everett Earl Whitaker
KSP, Post 14, Ashland, Shane Goodall
KSP, Post 15, Columbia, Jeremy Johnson
KSP, Post 16, Henderson, Sean McKinney
LaGrange Police Department, Shannon Cunningham
Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police Authority, Brad Degenhardt
Lancaster Police Department, Joseph Allen Weston
Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Mark Wheeler
Lawrenceburg Police Department, Robbie Armstrong
Lebanon Junction Police Department, Steven L. Hamilton
Lebanon Junction Police Department, Terry L. Grunden
Leitchfield Police Department, Brandon Cook
Leslie County Sheriff's Department, James M. Sizemore
Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Mike Franks
Lewisburg Police Department, Alan Alsup
Lexington Division of Police, Donald J. Williams
Liberty Police Department, Steven G. Gannett
Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Robert W. Johnson
Logan County Sheriff's Department, Clint Wright
Louisa Police Department, George Williams
Ludlow Police Department, William Giberson
Madison County Sheriff Department, Jerry C. Hudson
Madisonville Police Department, Leslie Gregory
Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Dan McLone
Mayfield Police Department, Mark Green
Menifee County Sheriff's Department, Bud Lyons
Middlesboro Police Department, William J. Holder
Millersburg Police Department, Jeffery A. Asbury
Morehead Police Department, Bradley Gillock
Morehead Police Department, Derrick Blevins
Morehead State University Police Department, Donald K. Hall
Morehead State University Police Department, Jarred S. Hunt
Mt. Vernon Police Department, Jeffrey Harness
Muldraugh Police Department, Chief Bill Wood
Murray Police Department, Scott Svebakken
Nelson County Sheriff's Department, Kevin Cox
New Castle Police, John Porter
Newport Police Department, Ronnie Gross
Nicholasville Police Department, Keith Brown
Northern Kentucky University Police, Kenneth Honchell
Oak Grove Police, David Tomlinson
Ohio County Sheriff's Department, Adam Wright
Oldham County Police Department, T.D. Moore
Oldham County Sheriff's Office, Philip Feigel
Olive Hill Police Department, Bruce Palmer
Owensboro Police Department, Michael Nichols
Paducah Police Department, Brian Laird
Paintsville Police Department, Jason Arms
Park Hills Police Department, Patrick Yarusso
Perry County Sheriff's Office, Danny Miller
Prestonsburg Police Department, George Tussey
Princeton Police Department, Eric J. Smith
Providence Police Department, Ron Hellard
Raceland Police Department, Christopher Castle
Radcliff Police Department, Branson McLeod
Ravenna Police Department, Mike Miller
Richmond Police Department, Stephen Parker
Russell County Sheriff's Department, Tim Pierce
Russell Police Department, Jeffrey S. Waskey
Russell Springs Police Department, Jeremie West
Russellville Police Department, Roger Lindsey
Scott County Sheriff's Office, Jeremy Day
Scottsville Police Department, Robert Jackson
Shelbyville Police Department, John Wilson
Shepherdsville Police, Thomas Schank
Shively Police Department, Charles Portman
Somerset Police Department, Larry Patterson
St. Matthews Police Department, Doug Curtis
Taylorsville Police, Gordon Miles
University of Kentucky Police, Laura Marco
Vanceburg Police Department, Mark Jordan
Versailles Police Department, Nathan Craig
Vine Grove Police Department, Vic Williams
Warren County Sheriff's Department, Joe Green
West Point Police Department, Vernon Curl, Jr.
Western Kentucky University Police Department, David Skinner
Wilder Police Department, Mike Murdock
Williamstown Police Department, Ronald L. Perkins
Wilmore Police Department, Jason Ray
Winchester Police Department, Steven Eric Campbell
Worthington Police Department, Jeffery L. Hambrick

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