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Post 16 Officers Honored At Awards Ceremony

Date of News Release: 06/15/2015

Left to right – KSP Detective Chris Baker and Trooper Aaron Pryor

(Henderson, KY) - On Thursday, June 11, 2015, the Kentucky State Police announced the 2014 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, life-saving, professionalism and dedication to duty at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. Two officers from Post 16-Henderson were honored at the ceremony.

Trooper Aaron Pryor was Post 16's Trooper of the Year. During the calendar year of 2014, Trooper Pryor issued 1,065 total citations; 452 speeding citations and 25 driving under the influence arrests. Trooper Pryor investigated 33 criminal cases and made 99 criminal arrests. Trooper Pryor is a six year veteran of the KSP and is assigned to Daviess and Hancock Counties.

Detective Chris Baker was Post 16's Detective of the Year. During the calendar year of 2014, Detective Baker opened 27 criminal cases and made six criminal arrests. Detective Baker, as a result of being a collision reconstructionist, investigated two collisions resulting in two persons being charged with murder. Detective Baker is a six year veteran of the KSP.