ksp-memorial

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/15/14) — The Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville held a ceremony at the cemetery at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Thursday, May 15, 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., in Mortons Gap, to honor troopers who have fallen in the line of duty.

Trooper 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, Kentucky 1460 in Pike County has been designated the Trooper Cecil W. Uzzle Memorial Highway.

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. Debbie Ward, accepted the Governor’s Medal of Valor on behalf of her brother-in-law, Trooper Ward, May 24, 2011. 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 Trooper S. C. Recke

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14
1 DOW 17,596.35
-350.33 (-1.95%)    
2 S&P 2,057.64
-43.85 (-2.09%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,958.47
-122.04 (-2.40%)    

Most Read This Week

June 24, 2015 44203

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 24, 2015 5089

Unraveling the $34 Billion KRS Ponzi Scheme

by Dr. William F. Smith
June 25, 2015 4213

Accused Synthetic Drug Traffickers Remain in U.S.…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 2939

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 25, 2015 2930

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Trooper Eric…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 44203

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 19, 2015 10868

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin

Stories Trending Now

June 28, 2015 2939

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 2580

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 1694

2015 Freedom Fest Pageant Winner Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 27, 2015 1364

White Plains Freedom Fest Provides Free Family Fun

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1303

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1240

Nortonville Man Accused of Trying to Choke…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1040

Two Locals Face Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 732

Can You Recognize a Bully?

by Melissa Landon
June 28, 2015 703

Two Vehicle Accident Results in Injuries

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 670

Is Physical Activity the Key to a Healthier Brain?

by Ann Blackford, Laura Dawahare