Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police

Third Update:  A number of media outlets are reporting that the deaths were a result of a murder suicide plot.  This scenario has never been reported by the Kentucky State Police.  

Second Update:  The Kentucky State Police are still processing the crime scene in Trigg County.  The last body in the residence has been identified as Vito Y. Riservato, 22 of Hopkinsville, KY.

Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police post 1 in Mayfield has its first female commander.

Captain Janet Barnett succeeds Lieutenant Brent White who had been serving as acting head after previous commander Nathan Kent retired in August.  

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Kentucky law enforcement agencies have received armored cars, aircraft, thousands of automatic weapons and more from a controversial U.S. military equipment transfer program that has been under fire in the wake of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

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UPDATE: County officials have confirmed that Calloway County Attorney David Harrington has died in the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the head over the weekend. 

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After a nearly seven-month investigation, the Kentucky State Police say investigators found no evidence that former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman shredded work-related documents to cover-up information on sexual harassment within the state legislature.

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The Kentucky State Police has arrested a New Concord man on arson charges stemming back to a Calloway County house fire in February. 

Webster County Officials Searching for Escaped Inmate

May 27, 2014
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Webster County officials are searching for an escaped inmate last seen in Madisonville Monday morning. 

Kentucky State Police Post 1 Officer Jay Thomas visits Tracy Ross on Sounds Good fore details on the Click It or Ticket campaign across the U.S. and Commonwealth. The effort is to bring awareness to the issue of wearing seatbelts. Thomas says he'd much rather see people buckled up at traffic checkpoints than give tickets. Thomas says much of the traffic fatalities in 2013 involved victims who weren't wearing seatbelts.

The Kentucky State Police hold a ten-week Citizens' Police Academy starting tomorrow night, March 19 in Murray. The Academy provides an opportunity to become familiar with police operations, to allow citizens to become better informed about the actual role of a police officer. KSP Post 1 Information Officer Jay Thomas visits Sounds Good to talk with Tracy about the Academy, the longstanding KSP philanthropy Trooper Island and the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 truck raffle.

KSP's Brewer Highlights Budget Woes

Feb 12, 2014
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FRANKFORT — Kentucky's top state trooper says his agency is suffering from a shortage in staff.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer told a state House committee that years of flatlining budgets and a proposed 2.5 percent cut under Gov. Steve Beshear’s latest spending plan have put a squeeze on the agency.

Brewer says expenses in employee retirement, healthcare costs and fleet maintenance have led to layoffs.

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