Former N. Ky. Police Sergeant honored

(FOX19) - A former Northern Kentucky Police Sergeant was given a posthumous award on Friday for service.

Former Kenton County Police Chief Sergeant Brett Benton had been in Afghanistan for only three weeks when he was killed by a roadside bomb. Benton was killed in June of 2011 while working as a contractor for DynCorp.

DynCorp International honored Benton on Friday giving him the Chairman's Valor Award for his distinguished service in Afghanistan.

Benton was a member of the Kenton County Police Department for ten years before he left the force to work for DynCorp.

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