Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov. Beshear’s Statement on the Death of Trooper Ponder

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 14, 2015  
Contact Information:  Terry Sebastian
Jennifer Brislin

FRANKFORT, Ky. – “Jane and I are deeply saddened by the death of Trooper Ponder. Senseless acts like this are a tragic reminder of the risks that our law enforcement officers face every day, just by putting on their uniform and doing their job. That he was killed in the line of duty makes his death memorable, but we must never forget the most significant part of Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder’s story – how he lived, his selfless service to others, and his willingness to give his life for that commitment.”

– Gov. Steve Beshear