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Trooper James Willard McNeely | Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Kentucky State Police, Kentucky


James Willard McNeely

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, April 8, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 297

Cause: Drowned

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Trooper James McNeely and Patrol Officer David Childs, of the Kentucky Water Patrol, drowned while participating in a flood rescue mission in Franklin County, Kentucky.

They were searching for two missing juveniles when their boat went over a Dam 4.

Trooper McNeely had served with the Kentucky State Police for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Patrol Officer David T. Childs
Kentucky Water Patrol, Kentucky
End of Watch: Saturday, April 8, 1972
Cause: Drowned

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

.Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 9, 2012


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