State trooper killed in fall from barn from same cadet class as local fallen troopers

An off-duty Kentucky state trooper who died Monday morning in a construction accident was part of the same cadet class as local troopers Cameron Ponder and Eric Chrisman, who died while on duty.

The Kentucky State Police says off-duty trooper Mason Flynn died in Pulaski County after he fell from the roof of a barn he was repairing. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office, which is investigating the construction accident. Flynn was a trooper with KSP Post 11 in London, Kentucky, since February. Before that, he served at Post 9 in Pikeville.

The 24 year old was a member of Cadet Class 92, which graduated in January of 2015. Cameron Ponder and Eric Chrisman with Post 1 at Mayfield were both part of that same cadet class. Chrisman died in June of 2015 in a crash on Highway 62 near Grand Rivers. Ponder was fatally shot in September of 2015 on Interstate 24 in Lyon County. 

The Associated Press, citing Pulaski County Coroner Clyde Strunk, reports that Flynn fell about 22 feet from the barn roof and hit his head. KSP says the accident happened late Monday morning. 

"It was a tragic accident," the AP quotes Strunk. "He was putting a metal roof on a hay barn, and a piece of tin slipped." Flynn’s body was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy, according to the AP. 

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