Gov. Beshear orders flags to half-staff in honor of slain trooper

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Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) –All state office buildings will lower their flags to half-staff this Friday in honor of slain Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder.

Ponder was shot after a traffic stop around 10:20 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 24. He had been on the force less than a year.

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Visitation for Trooper Ponder will be held from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at Stithton Baptist Church, 95 Park Ave. in Radcliff.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road in Elizabethtown, with burial in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, 2501 North Dixie Blvd., Fort Knox.

A vigil in his honor will take place on Wednesday, September 16th at 8 p.m. on the football field at North Hardin High School at 801 S. Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff.