Trooper Island News Release

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Shelbyville Firefighters Donate To Trooper Island

Date of News Release: 12/06/2007

An image of Trooper Island Camp Director Trooper First Class Craig Sutton, Shelbyville Fire Department Sgt Chris Miller, Capt. Doug Herndon, and Fire Fighter Brandon Woods, click here to enlarge(Albany, KY) - On Wednesday, December 05, Shelbyville Firefighters donated two Sonar/GPS navigation units and computer map cards to Trooper First Class Craig Sutton, Director of Kentucky State Police Trooper Island. The money was part of the proceeds from the Shelbyville Firefighters Annual Charity Poker Run. The systems will allow the island to better use their primary boats safely at night and during inclement weather conditions. The Firefighters have donated personal flotation devices in the past.

Trooper Island was created in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police as a boys camp to help those who may not have otherwise had a chance to attend a summer camp. Located on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line Trooper Island, is now a co-ed camp, approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12, selected from across the commonwealth by Troopers attend a week long camp at no charge during the summer months.

In addition to the regular camping schedule Trooper Island conducts three (3) special camps for some of Kentucky's special needs youth. These camps include Camp PKU (phenylketonuria), Camp BraveHearts (Heart Complications) and a camp for the Hispanic.

Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, operating solely from donation from private individuals, Corporations, Civic and Business groups, along with charitable activities held by Kentucky State Police posts across the state. Some of activities in which funds have been raised for Trooper Island are golf scrambles, motorcycle runs, fishing tournaments and a yearly statewide raffle.

Anyone that would like to make a donation can send a contribution directly to Trooper Island at Post Office Box 473, Albany, Kentucky 42602 or by contacting your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the 16 Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Further information on Trooper Island can be found at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm.

If you have ever attended Trooper Island as a camper, worked as a counselor or know someone who has, visit the web site at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/trooperislandcontact.php & sign our guest book telling us about your experience while at Trooper Island.

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