Trooper James W. McNeely, 37, drowned while on a flood rescue mission on the Kentucky River in Franklin County April 8, 1972. His death came one day after his sixteenth 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 Kentucky 339 in Graves County has been designated the Trooper James W. McNeely Memorial Highway.Mayfield Memory Gardens is located on US 45 south of Mayfield.
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