TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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25th Anniversary of Kentucky State Trooper Johnny Edrington's Death
Date of News Release: 04/23/2013
(COLUMBIA, Ky.) -- A Memorial Service for slain Tpr. Johnny Edrington will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 beginning at 10:30 EDT. The service will begin at the Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University and will be followed by a brief ceremony at Brookside Cemetery on West Main Street in Campbellsville, KY. This year represents the 25th anniversary of Tpr. Edrington's unsolved murder.
Tpr. Johnny M. Edrington, age 34, was shot and killed Dec. 20, 1988, during a traffic stop on KY 80 seven miles west of London in Laurel County. No suspect was ever apprehended. Trooper Edrington was assigned to Post 11 London and had served 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 68 in Taylor County has been designated the Trooper Johnny M. Edrington Memorial Highway.
The Kentucky State Police Honor Guard and other state and local officials will be participating in the service.
KSP Media Advisory
WHAT: Johnny Edrington Memorial Service
WHEN: May 15, 2013 at 10:30 EDT
WHERE: Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University followed by a short graveside service at Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville.
WHY: A service to honor the 25th anniversary of Trooper Edrington's murder which remains unsolved. The chapel service will consist of a presentation of the colors and placement of a memorial wreath by the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard, speakers consisting of local and state officials and will be followed by a short graveside service at Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville.
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