Honor

Trooper John Wayne Hutchinson's family members; back row  left to right—Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, Trooper Ritchie Baxter, Trooper Corey Jones, KSP LT. John Yates, Trooper Lloyd Cochran and KSP CAPT. Todd Dalton.

      On Tuesday, May 14, Kentucky State Police Post 11 personnel placed 
a wreath at the grave of Trooper John Wayne Hutchinson, at the Elk 
Spring Cemetery in Wayne County as part of the KSP's annual 
observance of National Police Officer's Memorial Week.
    Trooper John Wayne Hutchinson, age 29, was fatally shot June 4, 
1975, while making an arrest of a drunk driver in McCreary County. 
Trooper Hutchin-son was assigned to Post 11 London and had served 
with the Kentucky State Police for two years.
    In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 90 in Wayne County has 
been designated the Trooper John W. Hutchinson Memorial Highway.
    On Wednesday, May 15, KSP Post 11 personnel placed a wreath on the 
grave of Trooper Elmer Mobley, Jr., at the Oneida Settlement School 
Cemetery in Clay County.
    Trooper Elmer Mobley Jr., age 33, was fatally injured in a vehicle 
accident May 28, 1964, while responding to a call for assistance in 
Pike County. Trooper Cecil W. Uzzle, who was accompanying Trooper 
Mobley, was also killed in the accident when their vehicle struck 
large rocks that had fallen in the roadway and were hidden by heavy 
rain and dense fog. Trooper Mobley was assigned to Post 9 Pikeville 
and had served with the Kentucky State Police for four and a half years. He was survived by his wife and his nine-year-old son.

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