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Milligan, Robert E. (Bob)

Milligan was the first African American Kentucky State Police captain. He was promoted to captain and assigned command over the Hazard, Kentucky, State Police Post. He had been with the state police since 1976. Milligan was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2000 and retired in 2003. He was named Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Director of Law Enforcement in 2006. Milligan is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. For more see M. Young, "First Black makes rank of captain of State Police," The Louisville Defender, 01/09/1992, pp. 1 and 2; and Robert Mulligan in "KSP promotes female officer from Henderson," Evansville Courier & Press, 12/04/2000, Metro section, p. B3.


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NKAA Source: The Louisville defender (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Evansville courier & press (newspaper)

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