Butler County Detective Named KSP Detective of the Year
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Gov. Matt Bevin joined Justice Secretary John Tilley and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders in recognizing 58 KSP troopers and officers for acts of bravery, life-saving, professionalism and dedication to duty at a ceremony held in Lexington on May 30th, where local Trooper Daniel Priddy was honored with "Trooper of the Year."
Senior Trooper Priddy earned the distinction as being named the statewide “Trooper of the Year” throughout all 16 KSP post districts, for his contributions and dedication to the agency.
Also honored in the ceremony was Detective Josh Amos who was named “Detective of the Year” for Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green.
Kentucky State Police Major John Clark and Post 3 Captain Tim Adams say they are proud of the commitment and efforts of these two, and they are certainly worthy of their titles. When referring to Trooper Priddy’s statewide distinction, Major Clark was quoted as saying, “Trooper Priddy is a shining example of devoted service. Tracing all the way back to the beginning, with his efforts as a dispatcher, stemming throughout his career, to where he is now with being an accident reconstructionist. I don’t recall a trooper at Post 3 ever being named as statewide Trooper of the Year. It is quite an accomplishment.”
Trooper Priddy, an Edmonson County native, is a 15 year veteran with the Kentucky State Police and has served in his current assignment for 5 years. He is a graduate of Edmonson County High School and attended Western Kentucky University. Trooper Priddy served as a Kentucky State Police Telecommunicator from 2004-2014 until entering the KSP academy. He is the son of Rondal and Theresa Priddy of Brownsville, KY.
"I’m honored to even be nominated for the award," said Trooper Priddy to the Edmonson Voice. "I definitely didn’t expect it but you don’t get into law enforcement for awards. You do this job because you want to help people and make a difference. That’s the greatest reward I could ask for. So to be recognized for my efforts in trying to be a help to my community is a tremendous honor."
Detective Amos, a Butler County native, is a 7 year veteran with the Kentucky State Police and has served in his current assignment as Detective for 3 years. Detective Amos is a graduate of Butler County High School. Detective Amos has served roles in Law Enforcement with other local agencies, and has been assigned to Post 3 as a road Trooper from July 2012 to May 2016 prior to his assignment as Detective.
Trooper Priddy discussed what it was like being able to work in his hometown and around Edmonson County.
"Edmonson County is a great place to live," he said. "It’s one of the reasons I became a Trooper. I can remember as a kid seeing the Troopers that I knew in the area teaching DARE, being around the schools, or driving up the road in their cruisers and it made me want to go into this line of work. I knew who these people were, what they stood for, and it made an impression. I’m just happy to be able to work locally and and do what I can for my community and surrounding areas."