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Thousands show up to honor Trooper Cameron Ponder


Let’s take a brief moment away from the Florida game for what happened in Elizabethtown today.

As I’m sure you’re well aware, Kentucky State Police Trooper Cameron Ponder was shot and killed during a traffic stop earlier this week. Today, Trooper Ponder was honored by his fellow officers and thousands more at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

Toni Konz, a reporter for WDRB, has several photos from the procession:

Hundreds and hundreds of people from all over lined the highway with flags and posters to pay their respects for the fallen officer as he made his way to his final resting place. It was a touching farewell to the man who served our country and this great commonwealth.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

2 Comments for Thousands show up to honor Trooper Cameron Ponder

  1. Ridge Runner
    7:14 pm September 18, 2015 Permalink

    As a former police officer, this affects me deeply in so many ways. Thx Drew for the post sir.

  2. TheDecker
    7:25 pm September 18, 2015 Permalink

    I’m a former State Trooper who honorably served 10 years. During high school all I could think about was protecting and serving my community. I ended up going to college in case I chose a profession other than law enforcement. I ended up graduating with my Bachelor’s, then my Master’s, and ultimately became a State Trooper. After proudly serving 10 years, I began thinking about my family. The stress and making $40,000 with a Master’s just wasn’t cutting it. I gave it my all. Protected and Served everyone the same, even though many may not have deserved it. Why? Because I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night knowing I unfairly treated someone. And I know the officers in my family and those I worked feel the same. After I resigned two years ago, I immediately began having second thoughts, but now, I am glad I resigned when I did. It saddens me our country and communities have traveled down this path. To those who honorably continue to serve, much respect, and God bless.