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Kiwanis Club and Kay Ivey honor State Trooper of the Year TerMarlon Blair 


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The Kiwanis Club of Montgomery met on Tuesday to honor Sr. Trooper TerMarlon Blair of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division as the State Trooper of the Year 2022.  Alabama Governor Kay Ivey was the keynote speaker at the awards luncheon, and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Hal Taylor was also in attendance.

“It is an honor for us to serve with someone who is consistently a top performer in enforcement activity for Highway Patrol’s Montgomery Post and daily demonstrates the skills and abilities of a true leader,” Taylor said in a statement. “TerMarlon regularly meets the goals he establishes for himself, but he often exceeds them. It is truly a pleasure to witness an ALEA Trooper with such drive and strong work ethic be honored in such a way.” 

“I would like to congratulate Trooper Blair for his service to our state,” Ivey said. “Public service has always been a hallmark of Kay Ivey’s administration, and that isn’t going to change any time soon.”

“Here in Alabama, we always ‘Back the Blue,’” Ivey said.

Sr. Trooper Blair is a Montgomery native and a United States Marine Corps veteran who previously served with the Alabama Department of Corrections prior to becoming an ALEA Trooper five years ago. During his time at ALEA’s Training Center in Selma, he was named Class 2017-B president and received the Commander’s Award.

Trooper Blair has applied for extra duties as Field Training Officer, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspector, Traffic Homicide Investigator, Physical Training Specialist, Honor Guard member, and Cultural Analysis Improvement Team member.  He has already investigated 47 traffic crashes, conducted 10,500 enforcement actions, and made 12 DUI arrests in conjunction with 10 misdemeanor and felony arrests to this point in 2022. 

“I, like all residents of Montgomery, look forward to increased public safety,” Ivey said. “Going forward over the next four years, we are going to look to continue to bolster public safety.”

Afterward, reporters asked Ivey about a report that a disproportionate share of legislation passed in recent years has made it easier for the state to imprison citizens or increase the length of sentences.

“We are focused on public safety,” Ivey said. “Whatever it takes to keep our people safe.”

Ivey is running for a second term as Governor.

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