TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP Post 1 Honoring Fallen Trooper
Date of News Release: 05/08/2014
(Hickory, KY) – In commemoration of National Police Officers Memorial Week, the Kentucky State Police Post 1 Mayfield, will honor a fallen Trooper at a ceremony on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 09:00 a.m. CST at the Mayfield Memory Gardens.
Trooper James W. McNeely, age 37, drowned while on a flood rescue mission on the Kentucky River in Franklin County on April 8, 1972. His death came one day after his sixteenth anniversary of joining the Kentucky State Police. Trooper McNeely, a Graves County native, was assigned to Post 12 Frankfort. In honor of his service and sacrifice, a five-mile stretch of KY 339 in Graves County Has been designated the Trooper James W. McNeely Memorial Highway.