Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner was named Kentucky City Employee of the Year Tuesday at the Kentucky League of Cities Annual Awards Luncheon.
The award is designed to recognize outstanding Kentucky city employees and celebrate their achievements. Along with this distinction, Chief Sumner also secured a $1,000 donation for the Hopkinsville Boys and Girls Club, according to a news release. He and the Hopkinsville Police Department will be recognized for the achievement at the September 25 city council meeting.
Mayor Carter Hendricks says, “This is an awesome and much deserved achievement for Chief Sumner, HPD, and all of Hopkinsville. We are proud of Chief’s leadership and the team’s efforts to build strong community relations while lowering our crime rate.”
City Administrator Troy Body says of the recognition, “A nationally respected police chief once noted ‘The police have to conduct themselves over and above what is expected of other people.’ I have witnessed Chief Sumner do this with his own people, within his profession, and with the public. He leads by example. He truly exceeds the expectations of our city and our Commonwealth.”