West Virginia State Police Col. C.R. "Jay" Smithers, right, presented awards to five troopers and four civilian employees on Wednesday. From left to right: Trooper Brad Lowe, Elsie Coleman, Cindy Talbott, Sandy Handley, Rosann Brooks, Trooper Michael Mucciola, Trooper Jason Gallaher, Trooper Joe Bush and Sgt. Bob Mefford.
State Trooper Brad Lowe of the Logan Detachment was honored Wednesday for his extensive investigations and arrests. He's investigated more than 100 cases and seized nearly $1 million in illegal drugs.