KSP Post 09 Honoring Fallen Troopers
Date of News Release: 05/12/2015
(Pikeville, Ky) - In commemoration of National Police Officers Memorial Week, the Kentucky State Police Post 9 Pikeville will honor fallen Troopers on Thursday May 14, 2015. KSP Post 9 will do a wreath presentation at the burial site of each fallen Trooper. Friends, family and co-workers of the fallen Troopers are welcome to attend.
Trooper Jerome S. Clifton, age 30, was fatally shot Oct. 1, 1980, while attempting to arrest a shooting suspect in a domestic disturbance incident in Pike County. Trooper Clifton was assigned to Post 9 Pikeville and was a nine-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He was survived by his wife and two daughters. He is buried at Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel in Floyd County, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, the US 23 railroad bridge between Allen and Dwale has been designated the Trooper Jerome "Butch" Clifton Memorial Bridge.
Trooper Johnny Adkins Post 9, Pikeville, died as a result of injury suffered on November 19, 1995, while attempting to arrest a suspect in Martin County. He is buried at Saltwell Cemetery in Inez, Ky. (November 24, 1995)