Fish and Wildlife to dedicate memorial statue

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife officials will dedicate a memorial to fallen conservation officers in Frankfort.

The memorial honors the six state conservation officers killed in the line of duty since 1918.

Representatives or family members of each officer will be presented a flag during the ceremony on Saturday, May 17, at the department's Frankfort campus.

The bronze statue is of an officer saluting depictions of the fallen officers etched onto individual stone tablets. Indiana sculptor David Kocka created the statue, and it was designed by the Fish and Wildlife department's graphic designer, Obie Williams.

The memorial project was sponsored by the Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association.

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