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The Kentucky State Police Trooper Cameron Ponder Cycling Classic is the new name for the Hub City Tour held in Elizabethtown, Ky annually in September. The "CPCC" now provides funding to the KSP Trooper Ponder Memorial Scholarship. For more information on the memorial fund please visit Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial Scholarship Fund
Cycle through the lightly traveled and scenic rural roads of Central Kentucky. The ride will be escorted out of Elizabethtown by KSP. Join us as we honor hometown hero and Kentucky State Trooper Ponder along with first responders everywhere. Trooper Ponder’s badge number is 954. Therefore, $9.54 from every registration will be donated to the memorial fund. The SAG stops will also be staffed by first responders and their families.
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JOSEPH CAMERON PONDER
Trooper Cameron Ponder was shot and killed after conducting a vehicle stop on I-24, near Lyon County, at approximately 10:20 pm.
Trooper Ponder was on patrol when he observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The vehicle fled during the stop, leading Trooper Ponder on a nine-mile pursuit. During the chase, the driver abruptly stopped his vehicle, causing Trooper Ponder to crash into it. The man then exited his vehicle and opened fire, killing Trooper Ponder.
The subject fled the scene on foot but located in a wooded area several hours later by members of the Kentucky State Police SRT. He was shot and killed when he pointed his weapon at the officers.
Trooper Ponder was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Kentucky State Police for nine months. He was assigned to the Mayfield Station. He is survived by his fiancee, parents, three siblings, and grandparents.
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