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KSP Post 5 salutes communications team

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By The Staff

Editor:

This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which was established by Congress in 1991 to recognize the dedicated professionals who link the public to emergency services.

Kentucky State Police Post 5, Campbellsburg, is taking this opportunity to make the public aware of the important services delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year by our emergency communications personnel. The 13 men and women who work in our communications center are an integral part of the public safety team of police, fire, rescue and emergency medical services. They are responsible for receiving, dispatching and monitoring 911 calls from Henry, Trimble and Owen Counties. They also dispatch troopers to calls in Gallatin, Carroll and Oldham counties.

Each day, thousands of citizens in our post area rely on the expertise and dedication of our 911 dispatchers. Our dispatchers help save countless lives by answering and quickly responding to emergency calls and dispatching emergency responders and providing support to our citizens. Their skill in high-pressure, high-stress situations allows rapid emergency response, aid and compassion in times of great distress. Working alongside these dispatchers on a daily basis,  I can assure you these dispatchers are the best of the best and truly committed to serving the community. Being a dispatcher is more than just a job, it’s a calling to public service and a commitment to helping others.

Although our dispatchers are not the ones driving police cars, ambulances or fire trucks to your house or business, they play an equally important role in emergencies. Often this can be a thankless job, but they all take great pride in the professional job they do.

The communications team at KSP-Post 5 are: Kevin Woosley, Kenneth Murphy and Dennis Tegethoff, all of La Grange; Jason Long, Milton; Melinda Portman, Campbellsburg; Shelly Clark, Sulphur; Aimee Lashley, Port Royal; Twalla Long, Bedford; Amanda Roberts and Jerri Scott, both of New Castle; Rebecca Allnutt and Jessica Beverly, both of Owenton; and Amber Centers, Shelbyville. When you see these people out in your community, please thank them for all they do to help protect you, your family and your community.

Capt. Dean Hayes, Commander

Kentucky State Police Post 5

Cambellsburg, Ky.