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KSP issues statement on audio clip of trooper's last radio transmission

KENTUCKY (KFVS) -

The Kentucky State Police has issued a statement on a trooper's last radio transmission before he died.

According to KSP, they have received an extremely high volume of inquiries about the audio release of Trooper Cameron Ponder's final radio transmission, before he was killed.

They say an internet-based scanning service, not affiliated with KSP, recorded the actual radio transmission and then uploaded the audio file to YouTube in a video format.

When they discovered the video, KSP immediately contacted a YouTube representative in an effort to remove the video. They say YouTube responded, indicating that they carefully reviewed the request and would not be removing the video.

KSP said they have not endorsed nor provided any media outlet or news station this audio clip to use.

They say they have contacted news media who are allowing the audio clip to be played on their stations in an effort to protect the Ponder family from added pain during this already difficult time.

KSP encourages the public to not share the audio clip on social media sites out of respect for the family.

For those who would like to register a complaint regarding the use of the audio clip, KSP recommends contacting YouTube directly, at the address below:

YouTube, LLC
901 Cherry Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066
Fax: 1-650-253-0001
Email: press@youtube.com or support@support.youtube.com

Trooper Cameron Ponder was shot and killed on Sunday night after a traffic stop and police chase. He had recently graduated from the KSP Training Academy, and started working for KSP in January.

Ponder was stationed at Post 1 in Mayfield and was assigned to the Trigg County area.

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