From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

West, Millard

(born: 1943) 

West was the first African American state trooper in Kentucky. From Lexington, KY, he was a 25-year old graduate of the police academy and also an Air Force veteran. West graduated with the 37th cadet class and was assigned to Port Four in Elizabethtown, KY. For more see The New York Times, 01/26/1968, p. 17; "First Negro Trooper Sworn in Kentucky," The Washington Post, 01/27/1968; and "Kentucky State Police" in the Lexington Herald, 01/27/1968, p.13 [picture with article].


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NKAA Source: The New York times (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Washington post (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Lexington herald (newspaper)

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“West, Millard,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 19, 2020,

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