Trooper Honored After 1972 Shooting

Trooper Honored After 1972 Shooting

A state trooper, shot and paralyzed in 1972, was honored Monday in Frankfort.
A Kentucky state trooper, shot and paralyzed in 1972, was honored Monday in Frankfort.

Trooper Glen Franklin received the Guthrie Crowe Award, given to troopers wounded while doing their jobs. In November of 1972, Franklin was working undercover, buying liquor from a suspected bootlegger, when that bootlegger shot him in the chest and back. Franklin ended up paralyzed from the waist down.

At Monday's ceremony, Franklin said despite the shooting, he loved being a state trooper and would be back at work in a heartbeat if he could get out of the chair.

A fundraiser raised $46,000 for Franklin. Most of that went toward the purchase of a special van.
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