Louisville, Ky (May 02, 2018) – Troopers, dispatchers, civilian staff and Citizen Police Academy Alumni from Post 5 of the Kentucky State Police will be visiting the Norton Children’s Hospital tomorrow, May 03, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
During their visit they will be giving out ‘Trooper Teddy’ bears to the brave children who are being treated at the hospital. This will all be in honor of and on behalf of injured Trooper Michael “Mickey” Gonterman U/534. The Kentucky State Police has always been passionate about serving and protecting the children of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the ‘Trooper Teddy’ program is simply another way they are able to accomplish this.
Trooper Gonterman was especially passionate about this Kentucky State Police mission, which is why it is in his honor that we continue to carry out his work even if he is not yet able to do so himself. We at the Kentucky State Police are hopeful and positive that he will continue to be blessed in his recovery and he himself will be able to visit the children at Norton’s soon.
The Kentucky State Police would like to invite the media to this event so that they may share the positive impact that programs such as this have on the children of the Commonwealth.