TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Tpr. Johnny Edrington Memorial Service
Date of News Release: 04/30/2011
(Columbia, KY) – A Memorial Service for slain Tpr. Johnny Edrington will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 11:00 AM EDT at the Brookside Cemetery, West Main Street, Campbellsville, KY.
Trooper Johnny M. Edrington, age 34, was shot and killed Dec. 21, 1988, during a traffic stop on KY 0080 seven miles west of London in Laurel County. No suspect was ever apprehended. Trooper Edrington was assigned to Post 11 London and had served with the Kentucky State Police for three years. He was survived by his wife, who was expecting the couple’s first child. Trooper Edrington is buried in Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville, KY.
In honor of his service and sacrifice, US 0068 in Taylor county has been designated the Trooper Johnny M. Edrington Memorial Highway.