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KSP Names WVSP as Honorary State Trooper

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia State Police has been honored by neighboring Kentucky State Police for helping out in a time of need.

Tuesday, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented 34 members of WVSP with the award of Honorary Kentucky State Trooper.

These awards were given as a result of the sacrifices and assistance of the West Virginia State Police when Kentucky State Trooper Al Eiserman was injured in a helicopter crash and transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia for extensive treatment in July of 2013.

Commissioner Brewer also presented Colonel C. R. "Jay" Smithers with a plaque to show his appreciation to the West Virginia State Police.

The following Troopers received individual awards:
Captain David Nelson
Lieutenant Brain Brown
Lieutenant Richard Lively (Retired)
First Sergeant S. M. Coleman
First Sergeant Kevin Dickson
First Sergeant Michael Smith
First Sergeant Shawn Colbert
Sergeant M. J. Divita
Sergeant R. D. Perry
Sergeant G. N. Losh
Corporal Steve Bartram (Former Member)
Corporal D. C. Brinegar
Corporal Randy Charlton
Corporal R. J. Drake
Trooper First Class Anthony Whittington
Trooper First Class J. A. Thompson
Trooper First Class S. N. Swope
Corporal K. D. Harper
Corporal Chris Gilley
Corporal D. S. Fry
Senior Trooper J. R. Morgan
Senior Trooper J. D. Hensley
Senior Trooper R. N. Blankenship
Trooper R. J. Jones
Trooper M. C. McMillian II
Senior Trooper N. K. Sayre
Trooper S. C. Smith
Trooper G. S. Walter II
Trooper J. M. Willis
Trooper First Class E. B. McClung
Trooper First Class W. G. Hash
Trooper First Class P. J. Dick
Trooper First Class D. J. Chapman
Corporal L. Pennington


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