Bill Troutwine

Patrol/Traffic/Investigation Section Supervisor

(270) 385-9597

I have been in law enforcement for more than 20 years. During my career I held positions in both Kentucky and Montana.

I have a total of 6 years of law enforcement in Kentucky. I worked as a city officer in Shepherdsville and then in Lebanon Junction.

I started law enforcement in November of 1967 so I was Grandfathered, and I didn't have to attend the academy. I have also worked 14 years at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, Indiana as a fire fighter, where I obtained the rank of Captain.

There was talk of a shutdown of the plant so I took an early retirement and bought a grocery store in Montana. I later became a part-time deputy in the area where I lived and attended the Montana Academy. At that time it was a 10 week school. I graduated and in a short time I went from a part-time deputy to a full-time deputy. Later I became the sheriff.

In most counties in Montana the sheriff is also the coroner, so I had to attend coroner school and I served 6 years as sheriff /coroner. My total time in Montana law enforcement totaled 14 1/2 years. With my retirement made and the fact that we were growing older and both my wife and my families were in Kentucky we decided to retire and move back home to Kentucky.

While I was sheriff I was elected to the board of directors of the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. My last year in Montana I served as the Vice President of the association I was also on the Governor's POST Council and I helped write the state's model law enforcement policy.

After moving to Adair County I worked for a short time as a deputy with Sheriff Curry. At that time I was able to transfer my Montana certification to Kentucky.