Gov. Bevin Presents Governor's Medal of Valor to Family of KSP Trooper
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 17, 2016) -- The Governor's Medal of Valor was posthumously awarded to Cameron Ponder, a Kentucky State Trooper killed in the line of duty in 2015, at a ceremony held in Lexington on June 17.
Gov. Matt Bevin presented the award to Brenda Tiffany and Joseph Ponder, parents of Trooper Ponder.
The Governor's Medal of Valor is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an officer of the Kentucky State Police for conspicuous heroism in the line of duty under circumstances of extreme personal hazard. It is awarded only by order of the Governor. Including Trooper Ponder, 19 Kentucky State Troopers have been awarded the medal since 1973.
Win this Truck for $10.00 and Support Trooper Island
To support its Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children, the Kentucky State Police is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn® Crew Cab 4x4 pickup truck. The truck features include: a Brilliant Black Pearl-Coat exterior and Black-Diesel Gray interior; a four-door, air-conditioned crew cab with heated, leather front seats embroidered with the KSP seal on the headrest; a 5.7 liter V8 HEMI MDS VVT engine with 395 horsepower; an eight-speed automatic transmission and a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. (Visit Click here for a full list of features and equipment for a full list of features and equipment). Tickets are $10 each. To purchase a ticket, contact any KSP post or CVE Region office located throughout the state. Tickets are also available online by debit or credit card payment at https://squareup.com/market/trooper-island-inc. Only 20,000 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 28, 2016 at the Kentucky State Fair. Ticket holders do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Raffle winner is responsible for all tax and license fees. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. Visit http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.html for more information. (Charitable gaming license #0000633.)
Confiscated Weapons Sale
Next Confiscated Weapons Auctions will be May 24, 2016 and open to Federally Licensed Dealers Only.