LEXINGTON, Ky. – Russell Coleman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, is pleased to announce that Eastern District of Kentucky Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Bradbury and Victim Witness Coordinator Jenny Parker are the latest recipients of the U.S. Attorney’s Law Enforcement Award.
“Tackling Kentucky’s drug epidemic requires law enforcement professionals with a laser beam focus on saving lives and serving victims; collaborating across agency and even jurisdictional lines,” said Western District of Kentucky U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. “Our Commonwealth is blessed by having such public servants, and we are blessed to have such colleagues, as AUSA Bradbury and Ms. Parker.”
The Award commendations presented by U.S. Attorney Coleman to AUSA Bradbury and Victim Witness Coordinator Parker recognize their extraordinary service in support of education, investigation, and the prosecution of overdose cases throughout the 53 counties of the Western District.
AUSA Bradbury counseled with Western District federal prosecutors and their law enforcement partners as they formulated a plan to address overdose cases in the District. Furthermore, he routinely made himself available as a resource over the last several years to discuss best practices in investigating and prosecuting drug overdose cases which resulted in death or serious injury.
Victim Witness Coordinator Jenny Parker provided insight and guidance in the development and operational aspects of the Western District’s Drug Threat Team which focuses on educating school age children about the dangers associated with drug abuse. Ms. Parker’s expertise in the planning and execution of the Eastern District’s nationally recognized Heroin Education and Action Team (HEAT) program proved instrumental in the successful development and operation of the Western District’s Drug Threat Team.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky is honoring the extraordinary efforts of its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. Additional awards will be presented during the coming months.