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Kentucky State Police Post-16 Troopers and Officers Recently Honored at Annual Award Ceremony

Bill Stephens

July 23rd, 2021


HENDERSON, Ky. (July 22, 2021) – Three Post 16-Henderson troopers recognized at Kentucky State Police’s annual award ceremony.

Trooper Joseph Hensley is assigned to the Daviess and Hancock County squad. Trooper Hensley is well respected within his district and has been a consistent top performer while answering a variety of service calls. Hensley was presented with Post 16’s Trooper of the Year award.

Detective Adam Wright investigated and cleared a multitude of high profile criminal cases including sexual abuse and rape complaints. Detective Wright is well respected in his community of Ohio County and surrounding counties. He was presented with Post 16’s Detective of the Year award.

Trooper Shaun Schroader was presented the Lifesaving Medal award.

On January 01, 2019, Trooper Shaun Schroader responded to a burglary in progress with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department. The caller informed Ohio County Dispatch that an unknown suspect had gained entry into the residence. Trooper Schroader was the first unit on scene and observed a glass door on the front of the residence had been shattered. Also, he heard a female screaming from within the residence. As Trooper Schroader entered the residence, he observed two females in the living room and a male subject lying on the living room floor next to his wheelchair. Trooper Schroader checked the man’s vitals and observed he had no pulse. Trooper Schroader quickly notified Post he was initiating CPR and requested EMS. Trooper Schroader continued to give chest compressions until Trooper Eric Browning and Deputy Andy Vincent arrived on scene. Trooper Browning and Deputy Vincent provided relief for Trooper Schroader and all three units continued to administer CPR until EMS arrived. Once EMS arrived on scene, the man had a pulse and had to be intubated with assisted ventilations. CPR was administered for approximately thirteen minutes before EMS arrived at the scene. The gentleman, who was transported to Owensboro Hospital, made a full recovery and was released from the hospital at a later date.

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