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KSP Post 4 Honors Trooper And Detective

Date of News Release: 05/23/2014

 Sr. Trooper Michael Garyantes and Detective Jason Propes

(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY.) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is proud to announce and honor their 2013 Trooper of the Year and Detective of the Year. Sr. Trooper Michael Garyantes and Detective Jason Propes were both honored on May 14, 2014, at a statewide awards ceremony held at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Sr. Trooper Garyantes is an 11 year veteran of the KSP and has been assigned to Post 4 his whole career. Captain David Millay (Post 4 Commander) said of Trooper Garyantes:

Trooper Garyantes is a military veteran, Field Training Officer, Range Officer, Assistant Team Leader for Post 4's Riot Squad, and a member of Post 4's Safe School Initiative Program. Within his 11 year career he has earned the reputation of the ultimate team player, informal leader, and a hard working individual. His wife Regan and all of his colleagues at Post 4 are proud to see him receive this prestigious award.

Captain Millay said of Detective Propes: "Detective Jason Propes is a 16 year veteran of the KSP with assignments at Post 2 Madisonville, Post 15 Columbia, and Post 4 Elizabethtown. He is now a Detective at KSP DESI-West. Detective Propes exemplifies what a great detective is. His many years of investigative experience, his intellect, his teamwork and his desire to be great set the standards for what this award is all about. In addition to his investigative skills, Jason has been a part of changing our firearms range training for both this Post and the agency. His dedication to his casework, his wife Donna and two boys, and his dedication to his colleagues, makes him the obvious choice for this year's Detective of the Year."