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KSP Cadets Help Local Families During Holiday Season


Date of Release: 01/05/05

A Cadet delivering a gift(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Thanks to the efforts of Kentucky State Police Cadet Class 83, three Frankfort, Ky.-area families ended 2004 with a joyful holiday season. Braving an approaching ice storm, the cadets distributed food and gifts of clothing and toys to the families and their seven children on December 22, 2004.

The cadets were able to help the families through donations from the cadets themselves and KSP academy and headquarters staff. Their initial $500 in donations was generously matched with another $500 by the Kentucky State Police Professional Association.

All food and gifts were purchased locally at Wal-Mart and the cadets selected, wrapped and delivered everything themselves. The families were located with help from the Family Resource Office of the Franklin County Schools and KSP Post 12 dispatcher Sharon Kramer.

"This was the first time a cadet class has adopted families to help out during the holiday season," says Capt. Tim Lucas, commander of the KSP Academy in Frankfort. "I commend them for their caring and thoughtfulness. It's an excellent way to demonstrate the public service philosophy that is a fundamental part of being a Kentucky State Trooper."

KSP Cadet Class 83 started its 22 weeks of training on Oct. 24, 2004. The cadets are expected to graduate on March 26, 2005.

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