ksp2 logo 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/11/13) – In commemoration of National Police Officers Memorial Week, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 Madisonville will honor fallen troopers at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CST at the cemetery at Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

trooper 01 156Trooper Cecil W. UzzleTrooper Cecil W. Uzzle, age 28, was fatally injured in a vehicle collision on May 28, 1964, while accompanying Trooper Elmer Mobley Jr. in response to a call for assistance in Pike County. Their vehicle struck large rocks that had fallen in the roadway and were hidden by heavy rain and dense fog. Trooper Mobley was also killed. Trooper Uzzle was assigned to Post 9 Pikeville and had served with the Kentucky State Police for two years. He is buried in the cemetery at Salem Missionary Baptist Church near Morton’s Gap in Hopkins County. In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 1460 in Pike County has been designated the Trooper Cecil W. Uzzle Memorial Highway.

trooper 02 156Trooper Joseph Ward Jr.Trooper Joseph Ward Jr., age 25, died April 23, 1973, after being struck by a vehicle, while investigating a vehicle collision on the Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County. Trooper Ward sacrificed his life by pushing a subject out of the path of an oncoming vehicle. Trooper Ward was assigned to Post 2 Madisonville and was a four-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Grant County, KY. On May 24, 2011, Debbie Ward, accepted the Governor’s Medal of Valor on behalf of her brother-in-law, Trooper Ward. This award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an officer of the agency for heroism in the line of duty under circumstances of extreme personal hazard. It is awarded only by order of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
 

 

SurfKY News
Information provided by Stu Recke (KSP)
Photos provided by the Kentucky State Police Post 2

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to Honor Hopkins County Native, Miss America Contestant Katherine Kelley

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/29/15) — When Miss Nevada graces the stage of the Miss America Pageant Sept. 13, she'll be cheered… Read More

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

UPDATED W/MORE INFO: MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) ― A city policeman received a small laceration on his forehead after… Read More
1 DOW 16,643.01
-11.76 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 1,988.87
+1.21 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,828.33
+15.62 (0.32%)    

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 11046

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6126

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5062

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4598

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4268

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 16184

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11046

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 30, 2015 1732

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1153

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1086

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1049

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2015 835

Kentucky State Park Camping Deal Offered in…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 821

UK Student Gaming System to Support Learning for…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 663

Police Searching for Suspect for Attempted ATM…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 393

Keeping the Faith - 'The Wisdom to Wait'

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 361

Hooked on Science - 'Inertia Antenna'

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 232

Dave Says - Aug. 30, 2015

by SurfKY News