2019 marks the 4th anniversary of Trooper Cameron Ponder’s death.
Kentucky State Police say they will lay a wreath Friday afternoon at the flag pole near the site of his death. The service will begin at 4:00 on Interstate 24 westbound near the 49 mile-marker in Lyon County. The department welcomes anyone who wishes to show their respect to attend the service.
Trooper Joseph ‘Cameron’ Ponder was fatally shot on September 13, 2015, at the age of 31, while conducting a routine traffic stop. Ponder had served as a Trooper for Post 1 in Mayfield for about nine months before he was killed.
He is buried at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery in Fort Knox and in his honor, a small portion of Interstate 24 is designated ‘Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder Memorial Highway’.