BEAVER DAM, Ky. – (December 17, 2022)–The Kentucky State Police Professional Association (KSPPA) District 16 conducted its annual “Shop with a Trooper” program today in memory of retired KSP Trooper Jerry Critchelow, who passed away earlier this year. This program is designed to assist children in need during the Christmas season and Critchelow was instrumental in its success for decades.
Approximately 170 families, KSP troopers and families, local telecommunicators, Beaver Dam Police Department, Hartford Police Department, Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio County Constables and Kentucky Probation and Parole met at the Beaver Dam Wal-Mart and paired with these families. Each child was allocated roughly $100 due to generous donations. The shopping lists consisted of several items including coats, pants, shirts, shoes, hats, gloves, and of course…toys!
The Kentucky State Police would like to thank ALL of those who contributed to this needed program including Kentucky State Police Professional Association (KSPPA), Wal-Mart, and all those who gave anonymously. Also, a special thanks to Jerrys’ daughter Amanda (Critchelow) Fitzgerald and Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy Katie Pate for their integral role in the fund raising efforts and its success.