Dry Ridge, Ky. (May 10, 2022) –On Friday May 20, 2022, at 9:30 am, Kentucky State Police Post 6 will be placing a wreaths at the grave sites of Fallen Trooper Robert Miller, Trooper Herbert C. Bush and Trooper Joe Ward Jr., to honor their service to the Commonwealth. Troopers will meet at Post 6 on Dixie Hwy. and proceed to the grave sites. Photos of the Fallen Troopers can be located at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/fallenmemorial/
Trooper Robert Renaker Miller, age 24, was involved in a two vehicle crash on US 25 near the Cabindale community of Boone County on February 14, 1951. Trooper Miller was en route to a call for assistance when his vehicle slid out of control on icy roads and struck a utility truck. Trooper Miller died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. He was a three year veteran of the Kentucky State Police and was assigned to Post 6, Dry Ridge. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erlanger, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, US 25 (Dixie Highway) from the Boone County line to I-275 (Mile Points 4.978-7.589) has been designated the “Trooper Robert Renaker Miller Memorial Highway”.
Trooper Herbert C. Bush, age 28, was fatally injured Oct. 11, 1958, when an automobile struck his patrol car while he was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle. He was assigned to Post 7 Richmond and had served with the Kentucky State Police for one year and four months. Trooper Bush was survived by his wife. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Newport, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, US 27 from KY 177 in Butler, Ky. north of the Campbell County line has been designated the “Trooper Herbert C. Bush Memorial Highway”.
Trooper Joseph Ward Jr., age 25, died April 23, 1973, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while working an accident in Hopkins County. Trooper Ward was assigned to Post 2 Madisonville and was a four-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Grant County, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, US 25 from Dry Ridge Road to KY 491 in Grant County has been designated the “Trooper Joseph Ward Jr. Memorial Highway”.
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