Fallen KHP troopers honored at State Fair event

More ceremonies are planned across the state

HUTCHINSON, Kan - The Kansas Highway Patrol held a ceremony Thursday to remember ten troopers who died in the line of duty.  

The ceremony was held during the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, and Governor Colyer was among the speakers.  He said the troopers made the ultimate sacrifice and they will always be remembered in Kansas.   

The governor signed a bill earlier this year to designate memorial highways for the ten troopers, and there will be events across the state to honor each trooper.   A highway sign for Trooper Conroy O'Brien was on display at the ceremony in Hutchinson, and it will be placed on U.S. Highway 50 from Sylvia to K-61 in Reno County.

The KHP superintendent, Colonel Mark Bruce, said the designations will ensure that the ten troopers will be commemorated and known to Kansans for years to come.  

 

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