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Two detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge were recently honored.
Detective Kevin Flick was named Trooper of the Year at Post 6 and Detective Scott Lengle was awarded a Citation for Bravery.
Lengle was given a citation for bravery for his actions on May 6, 2007 when he responded to a residential fire near Falmouth.
Lengle was the first on the scene at 2:48 a.m.. He entered the burning home and pulled the occupant to safety. He gave aid to the victim until emergency services arrived.
Lengle was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
According to his citation, “Although the victim succumbed to his injuries from the fire, the actions of Lengle were selfless and of the highest tradition of the agency.”
Lengle is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in 2002. He graduated from the police academy in 2004. He lives in Alexandria and his parents are Dennis and Maryellen Lengle of Cincinnati.
Kevin Flick is an 11-year veteran of the KSP.
He is a 1987 graduate of Plum High School in Pittsburgh and is the son of Alfred and Shirley Flick of Sigel, Pa.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1987 to 1988 where he worked as a military police officer. He entered the Army in November 1988 and was stationed in Giessen, West Germany and Fort Knox. He left the army in September 1996.
Flick has been assigned to Post 6 in Dry Ridge since he graduated from the KSP Academy in 1998. He served as a trooper until 2005 when he was promoted to detective.
Flick was named Post 6 Trooper of the Year for his dedication to his job and his sensitivity in several high profile investigations.
He was also chosen for his work with children in the Post 6 district. He works closely with the Cabinet for Families and Children to identify children to attend Trooper Island camp. He volunteers as a camp counselor.
Flick also participates in the Shop With A Trooper program.
“Detective Flick’s passion for his work, his state and his family is unsurpassed. He is involved with the goals of the KSP . . . He attends to each of his endeavors with an equal amount of desire, professionalism and sympathy,” his nomination read.
Flick lives in Grant County. He is married with three children.