Thursday, December 10, 2015

Local Trooper honored in statewide ceremony

Kentucky State Trooper Cody Kromer, of Providence, was recognized last Wednesday at the 2015 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held at the Louisville Marriott East.

Trooper Kromer, from Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 Madisonville, was recognized at this ceremony for his outstanding job performance to remove impaired drivers from our roads. Between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015, Kromer was responsible for arresting 66 impaired drivers.

In all, 142 law enforcement officers from 117 agencies across the Commonwealth were honored.

“Impaired driving is not an accident – it’s an epidemic of careless disregard for human life,” said he Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) Executive Director Bill Bell. “These officers, their departments and agencies render a great service for public safety by removing drunken and drugged drivers from our roads.”

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer commended the aggressive enforcement and awareness efforts to keep Kentucky roadways safe.

“Kentucky drivers are hearing the message loud and clear about the dangers of driving under the influence,” said Commissioner Brewer.  “These officers and troopers are putting their lives on the line each day in an effort to save others. However, we still have work to do because one alcohol-related crash is too many.”

In Kentucky in 2014, there were more than 4,300 crashes involving alcohol, resulting in over 2,000 injuries and 113 fatalities. There also were more than 1,400 drug-related crashes, resulting in 939 injuries and 41 fatalities.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one in three Americans will be impacted by a drunken-driving crash in their lifetime.
Kromer, a Marine Corp Veteran, spent five years on the Providence Police Force before joining the KSP in April of 2012.

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