FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) – The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 35 new troopers Friday.
Gov. Matt Bevin was in attendance to welcome the cadets.
“It is a profound honor today to welcome the newest members of the Commonwealth’s ‘Thin Gray Line’,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “The Kentucky State Police’s 97th cadet class carries forward an incomparable tradition of servant leadership to our communities. As Kentuckians, we are grateful for their sacrificial service, we pray for their safety, and we commit to support them even as they serve and protect us.”
Seven cadets earned associate’s degrees in general occupational and technical studies from the Bluegrass Community and Technical College during the training, including Casey Keown, of Caneyville, Jordan Matthews, of Glasgow, and Katan Parker, of Bowling Green.
The new graduates bring the agency’s strength to a total of 809 troopers.
A full list of new troopers is below.
POST 1, MAYFIELD
Justin Fox, Scottsville, Ky.
Austin Ramage, Boaz, Ky.
James Stewart, Steele, Mo.
POST 2, MADISONVILLE
Trevor High, Tompkinsville, Ky.
James Martin, Belton, Ky.
Ridge Porter, Beechmont, Ky.
POST 3, BOWLING GREEN
Brent Davis, Bowling Green, Ky.
Jordan Matthews, Glasgow, Ky.
Matthew Spears, Lawrenceburg, Ky.
POST 4, ELIZABETHTOWN
Casey Keown, Caneyville, Ky.
POST 5, CAMPBELLSBURG
Sheldon Kapp, Buckner, Ky.
Tyler Shaw, Louisville, Ky.
POST 6, DRY RIDGE
Jonathan Bowman, London, Ky.
Rickey Elmore, LaGrange, Ky.
Chris Johnson, Corbin, Ky.
POST 8, MOREHEAD
Darrell Hicks, London, Ky.
Tanner Johnson, Annville, Ky.
Leoncio Leal, Los Angeles, Ca.
Logan Miracle, Middlesboro, Ky.
Phillip Montgomery, Winchester, Ky.
Gary Smith, Morehead, Ky.
POST 9 PIKEVILLE
Billy Ball, Prestonsburg, Ky.
Nicholas Brummett, Pineville, Ky.
Shane Jacobs, Pippa Passes, Ky.
Mahala Lewis, Pleasureville, Ky.
Dylan Mullins, Melvin, Ky.
Katan Parker, Bowling Green, Ky.
Joshua Scott, West Van Lear, Ky.
POST 12, FRANKFORT
Brandon Boggs, Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Matthew Brumley, Somerset, Ky.
POST 14, ASHLAND
Patrick Bailey, Hazard, Ky.
Steven Davidson, Hyden, Ky.
Jansen Hacker, London, Ky.
James Rowland, Flat Gap, Ky.
POST 15, COLUMBIA
Weston Sullivan, Campbellsville, Ky.