TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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KSP London receives donation for Trooper Island
Date of News Release: 8/2/2004
(LONDON, KY) - On Wednesday, August 04, 2004 Household in London presented Public Affairs Officer Trooper Craig Sutton a check for $11,197.00 to benefit Trooper Island camp for boys and girls. The donation is to be used in the construction of new cabins to be built before camp resumes next year. With this donation the Kentucky State Police in London has raised over $20,000 for Trooper Island this year.
In 1965 the Kentucky State Police developed Trooper Island on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line as a boys camp. Trooper Island has since been converted to a co-ed camp, now serves approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12 selected from across the commonwealth at to attend camp at no charge during the summer months. The children who have been chosen may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a camp. Four additional camps during the summer help children with Vision Impairments, PKU (phenylketonuria), Heart Complications and a Hispanic camp.
Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, which operates from contributions and charitable activities held by Kentucky State Police posts across the state. Some of the ways in which money has been raised for Trooper Island are golf scrambles, motorcycle runs, fishing tournaments and the yearly statewide raffle.
Anyone that would like to make a donation can contact your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Further information on either Trooper Island or the Kentucky State Police can be found at the Kentucky State Police web site at Trooper Island Page on www.kentuckystatepolice.org.
(Left to right: Brian Saldok, Will Arce, Tammy Cornett, Trooper Craig Sutton, George Petteys (Household Site Director), Martina Yantis, and Dave Antle.)