Congratulations on a Loss-Free Year
The following is a letter from DOCJT Commissioner Mark Filburn to all Kentucky law enforcement personnel.
I want to congratulate all Kentucky law enforcement on meeting our goal of not losing any sworn officers in 2016 and adding zero new names to the memorial wall.
This could not have been accomplished without the exceptional professionalism of each individual law enforcement officer, outstanding law enforcement leadership, consistent training and treating everyone with respect.
If not for two of our officers wearing their vests, we would be adding two names to the wall. We are grateful for their survival and recovery. While we celebrate Kentucky’s achievement, we also honor the memory of the 139 law enforcement officers who gave their lives nationally in the deadliest year for law enforcement in five years.
Although Kentucky did not lose a sworn officer, we did lose a non-sworn member of our family in a vehicle accident. Vehicle accidents continue to be the deadliest issue we face.
We continue to challenge all law enforcement professionals to wear their vest, wear their seat belts, slow up, train hard and treat everyone with respect!
Congratulations and be safe!