7 New Troopers Assigned to Post 8 Morehead

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Seven of 39 new troopers who graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy will join Post 8 in Morehead, Kentucky.

The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to the 39 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort last Friday. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 911 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.


The training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

Seven of the new Troopers are assigned to Post 8 Morehead.

The following is a list of the new troopers, their duty assignments and their hometowns or residences:

  • Harley Catron, Mt. Sterling, will be assigned to Fleming, Mason and Lewis counties
  • Kris Cox, Morehead, will be assigned to Elliott and Rowan counties
  • Matthew Day, Krypton, will be assigned to Bath, Menifee and Montgomery counties
  • Logan Gay, London, will be assigned to Morgan, Powell and Wolfe counties
  • Justis Hensley, Salyersville, will be assigned to Morgan, Powell and Wolfe counties
  • Tyler Smith, Whitesburg, will be assigned to Morgan, Powell and Wolfe counties
  • Justin Wagner, Wallingford, will be assigned to Morgan, Powell and Wolfe counties

Each new trooper will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post assignments.

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