Thursday, May 19, 2016

4 officers who died last year to be honored at ceremony

(AP) — Kentucky will honor four law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year during an annual law enforcement memorial ceremony at the state's Department of Criminal Justice Training.

A statement from the agency says the May 23 event in Richmond will honor the sacrifice of Kentucky State Police troopers Cameron Ponder and Eric Chrisman, Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis and Nicholasville Police Officer Burke Rhoads. Ponder and Ellis were fatally shot while investigating calls. Rhodes and Chrisman died in car crashes.

The ceremony also will recognize five others killed in the line of duty between 1893 and 2013, but whose names were not added to the national memorial until recently.


Gov. Matt Bevin will serve as the keynote speaker.