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KSP Honors Fallen Troopers, CVE Officers, Highway Patrolmen
Ceremony held Monday, May 21, 2018, in Frankfort
Click on headline for complete story with list of all fallen in the line of duty KSP Patrolmen, troopers, and CVE officers, arranged in chronological order and photo at ceremony
By Sgt Joshua Lawson, ky.gov
FRANKFORT, KY - (Tue 22 May 2018) - Kentucky Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders recognized fallen KSP troopers, officers and highway patrolmen at a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony held on May 21 at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort.
"These officers gave everything so that our families and communities could grow, prosper and live free from fear," said Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley. "We owe them, and their loved ones, a tremendous debt. And we must show our gratitude, not just in our words, but with how we live our lives, every day."
"For those survivors here today, there's no ceremony, there's no speech, there's nothing that we can do to make it better," said KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders to family members of the fallen gathered for the service. "But the one thing we want you to know is you don't grieve alone. We grieve with you, we pray for you and we will be by your side from now on.
"The Thin Gray Line is a remarkable family," Sanders explained. "When we say we will never forget, we mean we will never forget. Your family members served and sacrificed for a purpose far greater than themselves. For that we thank them and we thank you for the sacrifice that you have made and we want you to know we're by your side every day."
Sanders also unveiled a plaque bearing the names of six Kentucky Highway Patrol officers who died in the line of duty. The highway patrol was the predecessor to KSP prior to 1948. The plaque will be permanently installed in the cadet barracks at the KSP Academy in Frankfort. The officers honored on the plaque include:
This story was posted on 2018-05-23 05:11:02
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