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Post 16 - Henderson

KSP Post 16 Commander

An image of Captain Robert A. Shoultz

Kentucky State Police Post 16 located in Henderson is under the command of Captain Robert A. Shoultz. Captain Shoultz received his KSP commission in June of 1998 and was appointed Post 16 commander in September of 2016.


KSP Hosts Traveling Town Hall to Boost Recruitment

Date of News Release: 09/08/2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (September 7, 2017)-- Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch will be hosting a traveling town hall meeting in Owensboro on Thursday, September 14th starting at 6pm. The town hall will be held at Western Kentucky University-Owensboro Campus in the Badgett Room. Those interested in KSP and/or law enforcement as a potential career path are encourage to attend to discuss new guidelines in becoming a state trooper and the overall hiring process and training.

Western Kentucky University-Owensboro Campus location is:
4821 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY
Badgett Room, 1st Floor


Area Businesses Band Together to Provide Trooper Island with a First Class Looking Motor Coach!

Date of News Release: 08/31/2017

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (August 31, 2017)—The selected children who attended Trooper Island Camp this summer rode to Dale Hollow Lake in a beautiful looking motor coach. All thanks to some generous area businesses.

Last fall, First Class Services of Lewisport was approached about partnering with Trooper Island in providing an updated look to the 2004 Thomas Motor coach. The bus is the only transportation Trooper Island has which transports nearly 800 children annually across the Commonwealth. The faded gray paint was original to the manufacture year which looked very aged and dated.

Without hesitation, First Class Services owner Randy Stroup offered to completely redo the outside of the bus for free! The trucking company, who has their own large paint booth and paint mixing station, specializes in first class looks of their own transportation equipment. Stroup stated he understands the importance of giving back and wanted to help his community.

During the five-month long project, the bus was stripped, primed and repainted at their paint shop location on Alsop Lane in Owensboro. DMC Graphics of Owensboro also helped in the project by designing, suppling and wrapping the graphics on the newly repainted bus. Whayne Supply Caterpillar of Owensboro performed a thorough DOT safety and maintenance inspection of the coach without charging Trooper Island.

A spectacular video of the transformation was filmed and designed by Brent Knight of Song Bird Productions. Songbird also graciously donated their time with the project and produced the video all free of charge.

An attached link to the video is below: (Please use and share it as needed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnIR6mcjmq0&t=13s

Truly a touching story of what WONDERFUL things can be accomplished when area businesses band together for a greater purpose and greater good! Thank you guys for all your help in making the Trooper Island Bus Project a success! Trooper Island Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.

A location was selected in a secluded corner of Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line, where an island was leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a non-profit charitable corporation was formed. http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.html

  • Trooper Island was formed in the mid 1960's and still fully operates today.
  • Troopers send nearly 800 disadvantaged/at risk children every year to a week(s) long camp.
  • 100 percent of proceeds go to the cause!
  • Trooper Island is a 501C3 charitable, non-profit organization. Meaning all contributions are tax deductible.
  • Troopers, Social workers and school teachers help select these children every year. (Boys and girls whom are 10-12 year olds)

P.O. Box 478
KY 60
Lewisport, KY42351
(800) 467-8684 – Toll Free

DMC Graphics
1635 Sweeney Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 215-5700

Song Bird Productions
2751 US 41 N
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-0722

Whayne Supply of Owensboro
3900 W Parrish Ave
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 683-6609


Four Troopers From Henderson Post Recognized by Justice Secretary Tilley At Kentucky State Police Awards Ceremony

Date of News Release: 08/07/2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 24, 2017) – Justice Secretary John Tilley joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders in recognizing 79 KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, at a ceremony held July 21.

“The past few years have been challenging times for law enforcement,” said Sanders. “With attacks on police across the country, it can negatively impact the morale of our officers. So when we have opportunities to recognize our officers for their dedicated service, it reaffirms our support for them and what they do on a daily basis.”

“Those who protect and serve put their lives on the line every day for the safety of our families and communities,” Secretary John Tilley told the gathering of officers, family and friends at the ceremony. “These awards recognize troopers and officers whose actions have demonstrated bravery above and beyond expectations, and for that the Commonwealth is grateful.”

Four Post 16-Henderson troopers were recognized at the ceremony:

Trooper Blake Owens was awarded Post 16’s Trooper of the Year. Trooper Owens has demonstrated exemplary service as a patrol unit assigned to the Daviess and Hancock County Squad. He has a tremendous work ethic and maintains a positive attitude at all times. Trooper Owens is proactive in drug investigations, conducting numerous investigations resulting in many arrests. Trooper Owens' enthusiasm toward his patrol duties has influenced the entire post.

Trooper Owens was the recipient of the 2016 DUI Award for Post 16. During last year, Trooper Owens made 100 DUI arrests and over 300 criminal arrests.

Trooper Owens has been a member of the Kentucky State Police since 2015. Owens is originally from Frankfort KY and a 2009 Western Hills High School graduate. He also graduated from University of Kentucky in 2013. He now resides in Owensboro and patrols Daviess and Hancock counties.

Detective Matthew Wise was awarded Post 16’s Detective of the Year. In 2009, Detective Wise was assigned to Post 16 Investigations where he has excelled. Detective Wise was the senior detective in the squad and considered an informal leader. He was often tasked with the more complex investigations received at post. His willingness to accept any task given him and his ability to successfully complete those tasks has led him to be selected to the newly formed KSP Critical Incident Response Team. The fact that he was chosen to be a part of this elite investigation team speaks highly of Detective Wise' ability and also his standing among those who formed this team. Wise investigated multiple notable cases ranging from child sexual exploitation to embezzling of currency totaling over $400,000.

Detective Wise began his career with the Kentucky State Police in 2005. He is a 1998 graduate from Ohio County High School and graduated in 2005 from Eastern KY University. He resides in Hartford (Ohio Co) KY.

Trooper Eric Browning was recognized and recipient of a Lifesaving Award. On August 12, 2016, Trooper Eric Browning, who is assigned to the Marijuana Eradication Team, was at the London-Corbin Airport finishing up paperwork from their weekly flight. Just before 10:30 a.m., a sport airplane was attempting to land but bounced from the runway and started heading toward the Kentucky National Guard Joint Readiness Center. The plane then lifted upwards, clipped trees behind the Center and crashing in a wooded area approximately 100 yards from the landing strip.

Trooper Browning, who witnessed the incident, ran to the crash site where he made contact with the trapped pilot. Browning was able to move the planes dash cluster to help free the elderly man and packed him to the runway where he can be airlifted to UK Hospital.

The 79 year-old pilot was treated at UK Hospital and made a recovery from the collision.

Trooper Browning began his career with Kentucky State Police in January 2015. His first assignment was Post 2-Madisonville but transferred back to his hometown of Beaver Dam (Ohio Co) in early 2016. He resides in Ohio County and is assigned to the McLean/Ohio County squad.

Trooper Adam Wright was recognized for a lifesaving event. On September 13, 2016, Trooper Wright was patrolling McLean County when he overheard on the two-way radio of a man on top of a roof in Livermore who had collapsed from a suspected heart attack. Wright was nearby and was first on the scene. He climbed on the roof and noticed the roofer was unresponsive and skin was turning bluish/gray. Trooper Wright began chest compressions for nearly seven minutes until an ambulance could make it to the residence. The roofer was taken to Owensboro Health and in five days later, made a full recovery from a seizure and heart attack.

Trooper Wright began his career with Kentucky State Police in 2013. He started working at Post 9-Pikeville and transferred back to his hometown of Beaver Dam (Ohio Co) in late 2014. He resides in Ohio County and is assigned to the McLean/Ohio County squad.


KSP Accepting Applications for Telecommunicator

(HENDERSON, Ky.) March 24, 2017--The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for the position of Police Telecommunicator I for Post 16 in Henderson which serves Henderson, Union, Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean Counties. Interested applicants should visit the website: https://personnel.ky.gov

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school graduate
  • One year of experience as a full-time telecommunicator or one year of college or one year of multiline telephone experience
  • No felony convictions or other crimes of moral turpitude
  • Mandatory background check

If employed as a KSP Telecommunicator, submission to random drug testing will be mandatory during the course of employment. The starting yearly salary for Police Telecommunicator I is $24,096.76 plus an additional $4,000.00 in stipends. Health, dental, retirement and life insurance benefits as well.

Applications must be submitted online to the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet at https://personnel.ky.gov. Anyone with questions or inquiries about this position may contact Telecommunication Supervisor Houston White at Kentucky State Police Post 12--Frankfort at 502-227-2221.


Post 16 Highlighting Two Cases Which Currently Go Unsolved

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2-8

Date of News Release: 03/28/2017

HENDERSON, KY (March 30, 2017) –Every April, the Office for Victims of Crime lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), which will be observed on April 2–8, 2017. This year’s theme, “Strength. Resilience. Justice.” This reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.

Kentucky State Police Post 16 would like to take this opportunity to highlight two cases that our post are investigating and currently go unsolved. Feel free to share and use as needed.

CASE #1-BLAKE CREWS MURDER: Henderson County native Blake Crews was murdered on January 17, 2015. To this day, investigators have not made an arrest directly related to the murder of Crews.

Following is the KSP YouTube channel link featuring the Crews case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEnhRA26txw

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Heather was 23 years old when she was kidnapped. Today, she would be in her mid-40’s.

Any information regarding these two cases are encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police at 800-222-5555 or your local police / sheriff department. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.


A New Team to the Trooper Island Golf Scramble Wins

Date of News Release: 10/21/2016

Henderson, KY - A new team to the Trooper Island Golf Scramble won the event which was held at Panther Creek Golf Course outside of Owensboro on Friday, October 7, 2016.

(L to R) First place winners, Wendell Harryman of Madisonville; Kevin Clayton of Owensboro and Max Farthing of Morganfield (not pictured). (L to R) First place winners, Wendell Harryman of Madisonville; Kevin Clayton of Owensboro and Max Farthing of Morganfield (not pictured).(L to R) First place winners, Wendell Harryman of Madisonville; Kevin Clayton of Owensboro and Max Farthing of Morganfield (not pictured).

Their team shot an 18 under for the win. But the most talked about competition was for second place. Spirited team rivals, Titan Contracting of Owensboro and Kentucky Association of Manufacturing of Frankfort both shot a 16 under. Both teams, who were tied, came to a draw on hole nine which still maintained a tied. So both teams had to send one representative up for a single stroke who's drive lands closest to the pin.

Team Titan member Clif McKee teeing off to beat team KAM member Jordan Puckett of Fancy Farm for second place). Team Titan member Clif McKee teeing off to beat team KAM member Jordan Puckett of Fancy Farm for second place).Team Titan member Clif McKee teeing off to beat team KAM member Jordan Puckett of Fancy Farm for second place).

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Kentucky State Police Post 16 - Henderson serves the following Kentucky Counties:

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Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, and Union.

Post 16 Building

Henderson (Henderson County)
8298 Keach Drive
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone Number: Phone Number: (270) 826-3312

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