Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
Kentucky State Police Announces National Police Week Activities, May 15-21
Date of Release: 05/13/05
(Frankfort, KY)--The Kentucky State Police will be observing National Police Week May 15-21, 2005 with a variety of activities designed to focus awareness on law enforcement and to honor the memory of officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
"The Kentucky State Police has lost 23 troopers during its 57-year history," notes KSP Commissioner Mark Miller. "They paid the ultimate price in the name of service above self. We dedicate our daily activities to their memory and to the principles of law and order to which they gave their lives."
KSP will remember its fallen troopers, as well as all law enforcement officers, throughout the week by:
- Lowering flags to half-staff at all state police facilities.
- Wearing black bands across their badges.
- Placing wreaths on the graves of troopers killed in the line of duty. (Contact individual posts for schedule.)
- Conducting its Sworn Officer Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. EDT at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington, including naming of the 2004 Trooper of the Year.
- KSP is also in the process of erecting memorial signs to its fallen troopers along designated highways throughout the state. Currently, 13 roads have been named in honor of troopers who died in the line of duty. Ten more are scheduled to be dedicated in the near future.