- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A nonprofit foundation has formed to help support Kentucky State Police.

A statement from police headquarters in Frankfort says the mission of the Kentucky State Police Foundation is to support the agency, its employees and the families of troopers who die in the line of duty.

Central Bank Chief Executive Officer Luther Deaton Jr. was elected president of the foundation and says he look forward to leading the organization.

The foundation plans to build public and corporate partnerships for financial support so that it can provide equipment, training and other resources when other funding isn’t available.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said support from the foundation will have an impact on the agency for years to come.

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