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KSP to honor fallen troopers

FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) -

The Kentucky State Police Professional Association of Fallen Troopers will hold a memorial service on Monday at 11 a.m. in Frankfort, Kentucky.

It's to recognize the 28 KSP officers who have died in the line of duty.

KSP will also add Trooper Anson Blake Tribby who died on January 22 to the association's honor roll.

At 2 p.m. there will be another service at the unveiling of ‘The Trooper' statue. It's a tribute to the service and sacrifice by troopers and officers. That service will be held  at the KSP Training Academy on Coffee Tree Road.

The Kentucky State Police Post 1 Mayfield, will honor a fallen Trooper at a ceremony on Thursday, May 14 at 9 a.m. at the Mayfield Memory Gardens.

Trooper James W. McNeely, 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 16 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.

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