Matt Parmley Named trooper of the Year

On July 22, 202, Executive Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown joined Kentucky State Police (KSP) Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. to recognize 58 KSP troopers and officers for their professionalism and dedication to duty at a ceremony in Lexington.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the award ceremony, originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but was postponed. The achievement awards presented at the ceremony were for acts of service that occurred in 2019.

KSP Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. praised troopers and officers for going above the call of duty and placing service above self.

“Tonight, we honor troopers and officers who have gone above the call,” said Burnett. “From life-saving rescues to acts of bravery during critical incidents, your efforts have impacted the lives of the citizens you serve.”

Post 11 troopers were included in those honors.

Trooper Matthew K. Parmley was named Post 11 Trooper of the Year. A 4-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, he is currently assigned to Post 11 London. Trooper Parmley was assigned to Wayne County but is now a Detective at Post 11.

Detective James E. Moore was named Post 11 Detective of the Year. An 11-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, he is currently assigned to Post 11 London. Det. Moore is still a Detective at Post 11 London.

Trooper Harrison Wells IV received a Lifesaving Medal, which is awarded to officers who perform life-saving acts under extraordinary circumstances. A 6-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, he is currently assigned to Post 11 London. Tpr. Wells is still working in McCreary County.

Post Commander Scott Felder said he is proud of the commitment and efforts of these units.