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KSP Post 1 Captain Recognized at Ceremony
By West Kentucky Star Staff
HICKORY - The Kentucky State Police recognized the promotion of 77 agency officers at a ceremony held Oct. 26 in Lexington. Post 1 Captain Jerry Handy was among those recognized.
 
KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders told the new promotees that in their new roles they have one of the toughest jobs around. They have to satisfy those above them while encouraging and energizing those who work for them.
 
“Great leaders are not born,” he said, “they are built. And the two most important attributes of leadership are concern for the welfare of those who work for you and leadership by example. You can’t get up and preach without walking the walk.”
 
Captain Jerry Handy, a 17 year veteran, promoted to the rank of Captain and transferred from Special Operations to Mayfield, Post 1 on September 16, 2018.  

Captain Handy is a resident of Grant County and attended Owen County High School. He served as a Police Officer for the City of Owenton from 1997 to 1999. He then served as an Officer in the City of Dry Ridge before transferring to the Grant County Sheriff's Office from 1999 to 2001. 

He attended the KSP academy in 2001, graduating class 78 and was assigned to Post 6 as a Trooper. He also served Post 6 as the K-9 Handler. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2014 and transferred to Driver's Testing as supervisor. Captain Handy promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to Dry Ridge, Post 6 as the Operations Lieutenant, in 2016 and later transferred to Special Operations. He has received the Trooper Medal for saving the life of a juvenile that had attempted suicide. 

Captain Handy is married to Molly Handy and they have four children Ashton, Cale, Abram and Emersyn.

Published 03:15 PM, Friday Nov. 09, 2018
Updated 03:31 PM, Friday Nov. 09, 2018

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