TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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KSP Post 11 Honors Fallen Trooper
Date of News Release: 05/14/2013
(LONDON, KY.) -- On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 10:00 AM, KSP Post 11 personnel will placed wreath at the grave of Trooper Elmer Mobley, Jr., at the Oneida Settlement School Cemetery, on Potter Branch Road off KY Highway 11 north of Oneida in Clay County as part of the Kentucky State Police's annual observance of National Police Officer’s Memorial Week.
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.