Captain John Dowdy


MOREHEAD, KY –The Kentucky State Police Post 8, Morehead welcomes Captain John Dowdy as the new Post Commander.

Captain Dowdy, a 23 year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, began his career with the Kentucky State Police in 1998 as a member of Cadet Class 75. Upon graduation from the Kentucky State Police Academy, he was assigned to Post 8, Morehead as a Trooper. In 2004, he was promoted to Sergeant and served at Post 2, Madisonville and Post 12, Frankfort. In 2006, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served at Post 1, Mayfield, Internal Affairs Branch, Frankfort, and Post 8, Morehead.

Captain Dowdy was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2017 and served as the Commander of the Internal Affairs Branch, in Frankfort. In 2019, he became the Commander of Drug Enforcement & Special Investigations East Branch. In 2015, Captain Dowdy received the Kentucky State Police Citation for Meritorious Service for Valor.

Captain Dowdy is originally from Morehead, Kentucky but makes his home in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. He is very active in youth sports in Fleming County. Captain Dowdy is married and has 2 children. Captain Dowdy is excited to join the Post 8, Morehead area community, which covers 11 counties. He looks forward to this new challenge.

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