Highway memorial to trooper Cameron Ponder unveiled

A sign dedicating a section of highway to a fallen Kentucky state trooper was unveiled Wednesday. 

A portion of the interstate from the Caldwell County line to its intersection with Kentucky Route 293 is now named Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial Highway.

The sign was unveiled in a ceremony in Eddyville. It’s in honor of trooper Cameron Ponder, who died in the line of duty in September. 

Trooper Michael Robichaud says Ponder was like his child, because he trained him. Now he hopes to share Ponder’s story with others. 

"For those who visit our commonwealth and just drive through, then they will see this sign, and they will know who Cameron was and what he stood for," Robichaud says.

The designation was made possible through a joint legislative resolution proposed by Sen. Stan Humphries. Robichaud says they are now waiting to do the same for trooper Eric Chrisman, who also died in the line of duty last year.

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