Officer Chad Ledington

Officer Ledington began his professional career in public service in 1999 as an EMT for the Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services. He served on JCEMS' Disaster Response team (DRT) as a hazardous materials technician and assisted in mitigating multiple hazardous incidents within Jefferson County. He also served on the JCEMS Honor Guard. In 2002, Officer Ledington became a professional fire fighter and served as a Shift Captain for the Fern Creek Fire Department. Officer Ledington was a fire instructor and served on the Jefferson County Hazardous Materials Team and Trench Rescue Team. Then, in 2005,

Officer Ledington became a police officer for the City of Shepherdsville where he received the Medal of Valor and several Meritorious Unit Citation Awards. He also received the Governor's DUI Enforcement Award. The Louisville Metro Police Department hired Officer Ledington in 2005 where he worked in the 8 th Division and the 7th Division as a patrol officer and later became a Traffic Car in the 7th Division. Officer Ledington became a Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Police Instructor and taught at the LMPD Police Academy for approximately 2 years.

While on LMPD, Officer Ledington served on the Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT) as a hazardous materials and radiological technician. In 2019 Officer Ledington became a Kentucky Colonel and retired from LMPD with a total of 20 years in public service. Officer Ledington decided to continue in public service and was hired by the Middletown Police Department in 2020.