Kentucky State Police Capt. Darren Stapleton, a Prestonsburg resident (center), received his promotion certificate from Ky. Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. J. Michael Brown (left) and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right) at a ceremony in Lexington on Wednesday (Sept. 30).
An 18-year veteran of the agency, Stapleton is commander of KSP Post 7 in Richmond. He is a 1986 graduate of Elkhorn City High School and a 1990 graduate of Pikeville College.
He is the son of the late Lloyd Stapleton and Fayetta Stapleton of Prestonsburg.