KSP lays off 20 troopers to narrow budget gap

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police have laid off 20 troopers as the agency deals with an expected budget shortfall.

Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer told the Lexington Herald-Leader the troopers dismissed were veteran officers brought out of retirement on annual contracts. They had signed new contracts on July 1.

The agency anticipates a budget gap of $5.8 million. Brewer said the layoffs will save $1.25 million.

Half of the state's 16 KSP posts were affected by the layoffs, which occurred Friday.


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