FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Kentucky State Police held a memorial Friday honoring troopers and officers who have died while serving.
Thirty-seven names were read and thirty-seven people were honored.
On Friday, a wreath was placed to recognize their service. Each white carnation in the wreath represented the troopers, officers, and highway patrolmen who died while serving. A single red rose in the wreath represented their heartbroken families.
“We still mourn the loss of all those law enforcement officers that were killed in the line of duty,” said Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders.
He spoke highly of his troopers, highlighting their desire to make communities safer.
“We’ve had an unusual number of officers shot in the line of duty and many of them ambushed -which is a scary thought. I just pray every morning as I come to work that that doesn’t happen today,” said Sanders.