TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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KSP Honoring Fallen Troopers
Date of News Release: 05/11/2012
(Madisonville KY) -– In commemoration with National Police Officers Memorial Week, the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville will honor fallen troopers at a ceremony on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CST at the cemetery at Salem Missionary Baptist Church.
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. He is buried in the cemetery at Salem Missionary Baptist Church near Morton's Gap in Hopkins County. In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 1460 in Pike County has been designated the Trooper Cecil W. Uzzle Memorial Highway.
Trooper Joseph Ward Jr., age 25, died April 23, 1973, after being struck by a vehicle while investigating a collision on the Pennyrile Parkway 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.
***Media welcome to attend.
Directions to Salem Missionary Baptist Church:
*Take the Pennyrile Parkway to exit 37 (Morton's Gap)
*Go north on KY 813
*Turn left on One Mile Road.
*Take your first left which is Harold Joe Roadbr> *The church is on your left and the cemetery is straight ahead br>