CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Pictures of Johnny Edrington shown during a memorial service were decades old… yet the pain is still fresh for those who called him brother, husband...and father.
“These things Callie needs to know ..where she never knew her father,:” said Edrington’s sister, Barbara Curtis.
Callie Edrington wasn't born when her father was killed. She's learned a lot about him from stories... and in services like the one Wednesday honoring fallen law officers.
“How he would help someone who had run out of gas. Another one....thanked him for saving his wife, injured in a car wreck,” said Curtis.
Trooper Johnny Edrington had only worked for the London post for 3 years when he was shot and killed when responding to a traffic stop several miles outside of London.
Edrington started in the military..worked for the local police in Campbellsville, but always wanted to be a state trooper.
“And he said I want to make sure this is what God wants, and we sat there and prayed...in fact got down on our knees,” said Dr. James Jones, Edrington’s minister.
25 years and no arrests in a crime police say is still a very active case.
“But in our mind that guy is still out there. Still a threat. So it is very real to us,” said KSP Trooper Billy Gregory.