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Hopkinsville Public Safety Chiefs Tapped for State Appointments

Mayor Carter Hendricks announced today that both Police Chief Clayton Sumner and Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery were recently honored with state appointments.  Hendricks stated, “We are so excited to congratulate Fire Chief Montgomery and Police Chief Sumner on such well-earned appointments.  We are confident that each chief will represent Team Hopkinsville well, bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge, and energy to their respective new posts.” 

Hendricks’ remarks came after Governor Matt Bevin appointed Police Chief Sumner to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council as the chiefs of police representative.  Sumner will hold the post until July 1, 2020, serving the remainder of the term held by retired Elizabethtown Police Chief Tracey Shiller.  

City officials also learned today that the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs (KAFC) Executive Board appointed and endorsed Hopkinsville Fire Chief Montgomery as its new 2nd District Vice President.  KAFC, part of the Southeastern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, is the advocate for the leaders of the Kentucky fire service, providing education, information, unity and support for the enhancement of Kentucky's emergency services. 

Montgomery and Sumner are no strangers to state accolades.  Both have been recognized by the Kentucky League of Cities as City Employees of the Year, Montgomery in 2015 and Sumner earlier this year.  

For additional information, please contact City Administrator Troy Body at (270) 890-0203.

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