Paducah, Ky. - Kentucky State Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Oakland, has received the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) Outstanding Legislative Services Award for his support of law enforcement during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly regular session.
Rep. Meredith received the award during the KACP's 2017 Annual Conference, which was held July 24th through July 27th in Paducah.
"Our police chiefs, law enforcement officers and first responders put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe and I'm proud to be a voice for them in Frankfort," Rep. Meredith said. "I'm honored to receive this award and thankful for the brave men and women that serve and protect us daily."
Bellevue Police Chief Wayne Turner, who serves as chairman of the KACP Legislative Committee, worked closely with Rep. Meredith during this year's legislative session on issues such as House Bill 60, which was related to training funding for first responders including law enforcement officers. Rep. Meredith was the primary House sponsor of the bill.
"Rep. Meredith is being honored by KACP for his outstanding legislative service to Kentucky’s professional law enforcement community," Chief Turner said. "This recognition is well deserved and our way of saying 'thank you' for all that Rep. Meredith did on behalf of the Commonwealth’s law enforcement officers during the 2017 legislative session."
Elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2010, Rep. Meredith represents Kentucky's 19th House District, which includes all of Edmonson County and a portion of Warren County.