KSP Trooper shot and killed

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  1. wprebeck

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    Even on a Sunday night, Trooper Ponder is out there proactively protecting the citizens of his community. RIP Trooper Ponder. Condolences to your family.
     
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    Yet another round of sadness for LE. My sincere best wishes for the trooper's family and coworkers and for swift and final retribution on the shooter.
     
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    I don't know what to say anymore.

    R.I.P. Trooper. :fallenofficer:

    Randy
     
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    The KSP statement:

    KSP Trooper Killed In Shooting, KSP Actively Seeking Suspect

    (Eddyville, KY)- The Kentucky State Police is currently seeking a suspect in the shooting death of a KSP Trooper.

    On Sunday, September 13, 2015 at approximately 10:20 P.M CST, Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 24 around the 58 mile marker westbound. After making contact with the driver, the vehicle fled from the stop. A pursuit ensued with the suspect stopping abruptly around the 49 mile marker, causing the front of Trooper Ponder’s police cruiser to make contact with the rear of the suspect vehicle. At this time, the driver of the suspect vehicle fired several shots into the police cruiser striking the hood, windshield and Trooper Ponder multiple times. The suspect fled the scene on foot.

    Trooper Ponder was transported via ambulance to the Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton, KY where he succumbed to his injuries at 11:41 P.M. CST.

    The suspect has been identified as Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, 25, of Missouri. He is described as a black male approximately 5’5”, 140 pounds, brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing dark clothing. If anyone makes contact with the suspect, dial 911. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

    Trooper Ponder, 31, was a native of Rineyville, KY. Upon graduation from the KSP Training Academy in January 2015, he was stationed at Post 1, Mayfield and assigned to Trigg County.

    The investigation is continuing by the KSP. Multiple agencies are assisting with the investigation.
    Release on: September. 14, 2015

    Contact: Trooper First Class Jay Thomas Post 1 Public Affairs Officer Ph: (270) 356-6264
     
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    Well, ****.

    That makes two from that academy, both in western Kentucky. I attended the funeral of Trooper Chrisman back in June. A buddy of mine was in thei same academy - he'd been with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office prior to becoming a trooper.

    Trooper Chrisman was also from Post 1, I believe. They've been hit hard this year.
     
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    R.I.P. Trooper Ponder.

    Another Holy Son of Zero executes an innocent in the Democrat Jihad. Piss be upon them.
     
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    On the plus side, the suspect is a stranger in a VERY rural part of the state. He won't get much in the way of assistance from the locals. He might get a gunshot or three, but not any help. Country folk don't take kindly to certain things....
     
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    He's been cold all night - by now he is in somebody's house, garage or barn. Hopefully, we won't need to support him in prison for the rest of his life. My brother is one of the closest KSP canine units down there, so I know where he is now.
     
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    He's not going to find a warm welcome out that way...
     
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    One more, too many. . .May the trooper rest in peace, and the perpetrator rest in...
     
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    This trooper was not killed, he was MURDERED. We need to start addressing it as that, damn the media and the need to be neutral.
     
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    Prayers to the family and friends of our fallen brother, May he rest in peace.