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Kentucky to break ground on memorial for conservation officers

May 20, 2013 at 09:06 AM

The Associated Press


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Groundbreaking will be next month in Frankfort for a memorial to six Kentucky conservation officers killed in the line of duty, but visitors to the Salato Wildlife Education Center can see the bronze statue that will be at the center of the memorial.

The bronze statue of a saluting conservation officer was created by Indiana sculptor David Kocka. It will be surrounded by benches to represent each of Kentucky's nine law enforcement districts and six pillars with engraved likenesses of the fallen officers.

The officers who died are Elijah Roberts, James R. Claxton, John C. Martin, Denver Tabor, Robert C. Banker and Doug Bryant.

The memorial will be built in front of the Salato Wildlife Education Center at a cost of $130,000, being raised through donations. Groundbreaking is June 7.

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Online: http://www.officialkcoa.com


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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