Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
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Governor Patton Signs Legislation Honoring Fallen State Troopers
FRANKFORT, KY - Governor Paul Patton, joined by Kentucky State Police Deputy Commissioner Col. Linda Mayberry, legislators and families of several fallen troopers, today signed Senate Bill 18 into law. Senate Bill 18 allows the Kentucky state police commissioner to request a state road, or segment of a state road, to be named in memory and honor of troopers who have died in the line of duty. Since 1948, 23 troopers have given the supreme sacrifice to insure the safety of Kentuckians.
"This legislation affords the Commonwealth of Kentucky an opportunity to formally recognize those state troopers who have died while protecting the safety of our citizens," said Governor Patton. "We are deeply indebted to these troopers and believe this is one way to keep their memory alive."
The road or road segment identified for naming shall be either the road where the trooper was killed, or the state road closest to the deceased trooper's home.
"The Kentucky State Police greatly appreciate Governor Patton's support and the efforts of Senator David Karem for his personal interest in this legislation to ensure the remembrance of troopers who have been killed while attempting to serve and protect all Kentuckians," stated Col. Mayberry.
Senator Karem was the primary sponsor Senate Bill 18, which passed unanimously in both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly.