TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fallen Trooper Memorial Bridge Dedication
Date of News Release: 06/14/2010
(London, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London, honored Trooper Elmer Mobley, Jr., today Monday, June 14th with a dedication ceremony nameing the Wild Cat Creek Bridge at mile marker 15.589, on Kentucky Highway 11 in Clay County, as the Trooper Elmer Mobley, Jr. Memorial Bridge.
Seventeen family members, representatives from the Kentucky Department of Highways District 11 and KSP Troopers from the local post were in attendance.
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.