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KSP Honors Fallen Troopers

Date of News Release: 05/14/2010

Post 2 units and Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo at the ceremony

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Friday, May 14, 2010, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville held a ceremony at the cemetery at Salem Missionary Baptist Church to honor troopers who have died in the line of duty.

Trooper Cecil W. Uzzle, age 28, was fatally injured in a vehicle collision on May 28, 1964, while accompanying Trooper Elmer Mobley Jr. in response to a call for assistance in Pike County. Their vehicle struck large rocks that had fallen in the roadway and were hidden by heavy rain and dense fog. Trooper Mobley was also killed. Trooper Uzzle was assigned to Post 9 Pikeville and had served with the Kentucky State Police for two years. Trooper Uzzle was not married. Trooper Uzzle is buried in the cemetery at Salem Missionary Baptist Church near Morton's Gap in Hopkins County.

Trooper Joseph Ward Jr., age 25, died April 23, 1973, after being struck by a vehicle while investigating a collision in Christian County. Trooper Ward was assigned to Post 2 Madisonville and was a four-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Grant County, KY.

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