- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky’s top law enforcement agency has a new 10-foot-tall symbol of its history.

A bronze statue entitled “The Trooper” was unveiled Monday at the Kentucky State Police Training Academy. State police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the statue is a permanent tribute to the state police troopers and officers who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in the line of duty.

Twenty-eight troopers and officers have been killed in the line of duty.

State police officials say the sculptor, Benjamin Victor, took personal interest in his creation of the trooper statue. They say he was diligently sensitive to the image of the modern-day Kentucky trooper, carefully remaining true to all details of the iconic uniform.

No public funds were used to pay for the statue.

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