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KSP Post 11 London Honors Fallen Officers

Date of News Release: 05/10/2010

(London, Ky.) -- The 2010 National Peace Officer's Memorial Week has been designated May 9-15, 2010. As has been the case since President John F. Kennedy first recognized such, National Peace Officer's Memorial Day is May 15, 2010.

During this week fallen officers from across the country will be honored in both public and private ways.

As a part of the Kentucky State Police's annual observance of this somber time, wreaths will be placed on the graves of the 25 troopers who died in the line of duty serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The final resting place of two of these brave men is within the Post 11 district. (Below are brief descriptions of how each died).

Post 11 personnel will place a wreath at the grave of Trooper Hutchinson at 1000 hours on Monday, May 10, 2010, in Wayne County at Elk Springs Cemetery.

Post 11 personnel will place a wreath at the grave of Trooper Mobley, Jr., at 1400 hours on Monday, May 10, 2010, in Clay County at Oneida Settlement School Cemetery.

Trooper Elmer Mobley Jr., age 33, was fatally injured in a vehicle accident May 28, 1964, while responding to a call for assistance in Pike County. Trooper Cecil W. Uzzle, who was accompanying Trooper Mobley, was also killed in the accident when their vehicle struck large rocks that had fallen in the roadway and were hidden by heavy rain and dense fog. Trooper Mobley was assigned to Post 9 Pikeville and had served with the Kentucky State Police for four and a half years. He was survived by his wife and his nine-year-old son. Trooper Mobley is buried at Oneida Settlement School in Clay County, Ky. Designation of a memorial highway in honor of the service and sacrifice of Trooper Mobley is pending.

Trooper John Wayne Hutchinson, age 29, was fatally shot June 4, 1975, while making an arrest of a drunk driver in McCreary County. Trooper Hutchinson was assigned to Post 11 London and had served with the Kentucky State Police for two years. He is buried at Elk Springs in Wayne County, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 90 in Wayne County has been designated the Trooper John W. Hutchinson Memorial Highway.

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