Kentucky State Police posts to honor those who died on duty

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - As Kentucky State Police look for new recruits, the agency is hosting an open house for interested parties to get a feel for different career opportunities.   Officials say in a statement that the open house will be held Thursday at the Kentucky State Police training academy in Frankfort for people interested in a law enforcement career. Police say there will be several hands-on experiences in areas including firearm training simulation, canine, aircraft, bomb tech and special response team demonstrations.   Police are currently accepting applications for the agency's next academy cadet class, which is set to begin May. Police say application materials must be submitted by Sept. 13.   Training at the academy in Frankfort lasts 25 weeks and includes more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky State Police posts around the state are remembering fallen officers who gave their lives in the line of duty, dating back decades.

Several posts are holding memorial events next week during National Police Officers Memorial Week.

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Post 2 in Madisonville is holding a service May 15 at Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Post 3 in Bowling Green will conduct wreath-laying ceremonies on May 14 for troopers and highway patrolmen who died in the line of duty. Two highway patrolmen included were shot and killed in 1935.

Post 5 in Campbellsburg is conducting its annual memorial service May 16 for a trooper who died in 1965.

Post 12 in Frankfort will lay wreaths on May 17 in memory of six officers.