KSP Sgt. receives award for dedication to the Care Cottage

This week, on July 12, officials with the Kentucky River Children's Advocacy Center, also known as the Care Cottage, announced that Kentucky State Police Sergeant Joel Abner received the Legendary Partner Award 2021 for his outstanding dedication to the Care Cottage. Legendary Partners are committed to the work of Kentucky’s child advocacy centers as centers work together to provide advocacy and healing services for the state’s most vulnerable youth. Sergeant Joel Abner has prioritized CAC needs by attending MDT meetings and providing updates, said officials. Abner, said the Care Cottage, also follows up and makes sure KSP case assignments are completed in a timely manner, and if a detective or trooper is unavailable to attend a forensic interview, he attends in their place. “His commitment to justice for the child victims in our region is nothing short of heroic,” said Care Cottage officials. “He goes above and beyond every day.”