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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

United States Attorney Russell Coleman Announces His Appointment Of A Full-Time Law Enforcement Coordinator

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY RUSSELL COLEMAN ANNOUNCES HIS APPOINTMENT OF A FULL-TIME LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today the appointment of Major Jeremy V. Thompson previously of the Kentucky State Police (KSP) as the U.S. Attorney’s new Law Enforcement Coordinator.

“One of the first executive orders issued by the president was to “back the blue” and we are committed to building upon our relationships with law enforcement partners across the district, from Prospect to the Purchase” stated United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. “Major Thompson’s more than two decades with KSP and fire in his belly for protecting Kentuckians will be a force-multiplier as we continue to expand our targeting of drug trafficking organizations, illegal gun crimes, and gangs in our Commonwealth.”

Mr. Thompson began his law enforcement career with the Kentucky State Police as a Trooper and was ultimately promoted to Major. Most recently, he served as the West Troop Major in the Operations Division where he supervised 8 Post Commanders in the western half of the Commonwealth, covering 64 counties and was responsible for over 300 personnel, both sworn and civilian. In that capacity Thompson served on the command staff of the KSP Commissioner. Thompson previously served as an Assistant Post Commander and as an Investigations Sergeant at Post 4 in Elizabethtown. He is a graduate of the Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute where he was the Valedictorian and Director’s Award Recipient. Thompson is also a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force.

As Law Enforcement Coordinator, his new duties will involve advising the U.S. Attorney and serving as a liaison with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the 53 counties of the Western District of Kentucky which stretches from suburban Louisville to the river counties west of Paducah. Previously, the Law Enforcement Coordinator position was a collateral duty but U.S. Attorney Coleman chose to elevate the role to a full-time assignment given its import to the U.S. Attorney’s priorities of addressing violent crime and drug trafficking.  

Mr. Thompson resides with his family in Radcliff, Kentucky. He is active in the Hardin County community as a volunteer basketball, baseball and softball coach.

“The announcement today of a full-time Law Enforcement Coordinator of Jeremy Thompson’s caliber is one more down payment on our promise to stand with our law enforcement partners in tackling crime in our entire district,” stated U.S. Attorney Coleman.

 

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Office and Personnel Updates
Updated May 2, 2018