Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Kentucky State Police to Depart for Louisiana/Mississippi
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - The Kentucky State Police Hurricane Katrina relief detail is scheduled to depart for the storm-damaged area on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Approximately 55 officers, as well as KVE personnel, will be departing Southbound Interstate 65 at 29-mile marker rest area. In addition to a briefing for all participating personnel, officers will receive necessary booster shots.
"We are pleased to be able to help our fellow law enforcement officers in Louisiana and Mississippi during this critical time," says KSP Commissioner Mark Miller."They face a tough challenge and we look forward to supporting their efforts. I commend all of our troopers who volunteered for this assignment, which could last two weeks or more. While their absence will not have any impact on the services KSP provides to Kentucky, their presence could help make a real difference to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Their unselfish action exemplifies the commitment to public service that binds together law enforcement officers throughout the country."
The compliment of officers consists of a cross-section of KSP personnel with no post sending more than two troopers at a time. The initial detail is scheduled to last two weeks.
(MEDIA NOTES: Media outlets interested in covering the deployment are welcome to attend. Media will not be permitted to cover the briefing. During the first few days of the KSP detail, Capt. Lisa Rudzinski, Media Relations Commander, will be accompanying the detail. If you have affiliates in either Baton Rouge, New Orleans, or Biloxi/Jackson, Mississippi and would like to work with them to obtain footage/photos of KSP personnel, please contact those outlets, and provide names and contact information to Capt. Rudzinski at 502-330-8030. If you are unable to reach Capt. Rudzinski, please contact Media Relations at 502-695-6344 and provide such information.)