KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer resigns after 33 years


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Satchel Walton

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer will resign from his position at KSP on Nov. 4. This comes in the wake of Manual Redeye’s story last week detailing the “Warrior Mindset” training presentation quoting Hitler that KSP used until at least 2013 to train cadets at its academy. 

WAVE 3 first reported the story Monday evening after obtaining a letter from KSP Public Affairs Commander Lt. Josh Lawson.

Brewer was Commissioner in 2013 when KSP training included the “Warrior Mindset” presentation; at one time Brewer was a trainer at KSP’s academy but it is not known whether the training was in place at that time.

Brewer was in his second stint as KSP Commissioner, having been reappointed to the position by Governor Andy Beshear in January. He had previously served in the same role from December 2007 to February 2016, mostly under Governor Steve Beshear. Brewer is a 33-year veteran of KSP and is the longest-serving commissioner. 

According to his biography on the Justice and Safety Department site, he has held every merit and non-merit rank within the organization.