Louisville, Ky: ATF & LMPD Investigators Honored With U.S. Attorney’s Award For Work In Fighting Violent Crime In Louisville
(STL.News) – United States Attorney Russell Coleman is pleased to announce the latest recipients of the U.S. Attorney’s Award For Excellence in Law Enforcement are Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Detectives Holly Hogan, Tyrell Barner, and Jordan Settle, along with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Special Agents Andrew Bledsoe and Dan Volk.
“These ATF and LMPD colleagues demonstrated a level of mission-focus and willingness to collaborate across agency barriers for a unitary purpose: the safety of Louisville families,” said United States Attorney Russell Coleman. “Individuals and families across our city are safer for it.”
The Award commendation presented by U.S. Attorney Coleman to LMPD Detectives Hogan, Barner, and Settle, and ATF Special Agents Bledsoe and Volk recognizes the recipients’ extraordinary service on behalf of the citizens of the Western District of Kentucky for their work during the investigation and prosecution of Marcus Bishop. The agents and detectives broke down the silos that historically exist between law enforcement agencies and worked collaboratively to build a drug conspiracy case that included a number of other open LMPD cases – most notably the shooting of a female victim.
As a result of the award recipients’ investigative efforts, Bishop was convicted of the use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime and three counts of possession with the intent to distribute heroin. He was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison – where there is no parole.
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 across the District. Additional awards will be presented during the coming months.