Kentucky State Police recently announced the 2013 Trooper of the Year, Detective of the Year, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer of the Year, Facilities Security Officer of the Year and other awards for acts of bravery, lifesaving, professionalism and dedication to duty at the Frankfort Convention Center.
Flatwoods resident Tpr. First Class Shane L. Goodall was named 2013 Trooper of the Year. A 13-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, he is assigned to KSP Post 14 in Ashland.
During the past year, Goodall issued 573 citations with 18 DUI’s while answering 490 complaints. In addition to being a field training officer and his post’s taser instructor, he has worked tirelessly on drug interdictions and undercover operations. During a three month period, he seized 1,764 prescription pills and $21,875 in cash while confiscating two vehicles, 581.7 grams of heroin and one once ounce of marijuana. His numerous arrests have prevented large quantities of prescription pills, heroin and marijuana from reaching the streets. During two knock and talk operations, he seized one gram of methamphetamine and 58 marijuana plants.
His efforts also affected property crimes such as burglaries and thefts, which are closely tied to drug activity. He investigated 26 criminal cases, recruited two informants and arrested four fugitives from other states.
School safety is also a priority for Goodall, who regularly patrols and visits local schools and participates in school lockdown drills. He also made 69 additional school visits on his own during his shifts.
Center resident Det. Ricky M. Brooks was named 2013 Detective of the Year. A 10-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, he is assigned to KSP Post 15 in Columbia.
In 2013, Brooks achieved a 75 percent clearance rate for cases he was assigned.
Henderson resident Officer Harold E. Mosley was named the 2013 Jason Cammack Officer of the Year for the KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. A four- year veteran of the division, Mosley is assigned to CVE Region 1 based in Henderson.
In 2013, Mosley led his region in commercial vehicle activity with a total of 902 citations and 96 arrests including 18 DUI arrests. He conducted 591 commercial vehicle inspections: 336 of these were Level 1 inspections and 21.4 percent contained hazardous materials. He also assisted the KSP post in his area on numerous occasions by participating in Operation Black Friday and four Internet Crimes Against Children details.
Owenton resident Officer Craig Shouse was named 2013 Facilities Security Officer of the Year. A 10-year veteran of the agency.
The KSP Citation for Bravery, an honor bestowed on officers of the agency who perform acts of bravery, without regard for personal risk, of clear and obvious peril and clearly above and beyond the call or risk of ordinary duty, was presented to: Trooper Danny E. Caudill, Post 10, Harlan; and Sr. Trooper James E. Hensley, Post 10, Harlan.
The Lifesaving Medal, awarded to officers who perform life-saving acts under extraordinary circumstances, was presented to: Trooper Edward M. Abner, Post 10 Harlan; Trooper William J. Howard, Post 10, Harlan; Trooper Craig A. Miller, Post 10, Harlan; Trooper Roy Pace (retired), Baxter; Sgt. James R. Sandlin, Post 10, Harlan; and Trooper Kenneth I. Sergent, Post 10, Harlan.
Seventeen troopers were named Trooper of the Year at the post, branch or division level including Trooper Jason T. Partin, Post 10, Harlan.
Seventeen troopers were also named Detective of the Year at the post, branch or division level including Det. Mark S. Mefford, Post 10, Harlan.