KSP hiking Grand Canyon to raise funds for Trooper Memorial
Kentucky State Police are launching a fundraising effort to build a memorial that will honor all KSP troopers who currently serve and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. The Trooper Project is sponsored by the Kentucky State Police Citizen's Academy Alumni Association and will include a seven-and-a-half foot tall bronze statue of a trooper that will be centrally located at the new KSP training academy in Frankfort. Officials say tax dollars will not be used to support this effort. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Lt. Col Jack Minard will hike the Grand Canyon from rim to rim asking supporters to donate one dollar to the "Trooper Project" for their effort. KSP records indicate that the agency has lost 27 officers to line-of-duty deaths since its inception.