Trooper Joe Ward, Jr.

Trooper Joe Ward, Jr.

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, April 23, 1973

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Joe Ward, Jr.

Trooper Joe Ward was struck and killed by a vehicle during foggy conditions while assisting at the scene of another accident on Pennyrile Parkway, half a mile from Hopkinsville.

No charges were filed in connection with his death.

Trooper Ward Was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Kentucky State Police for four years. He was survived by his parents, brothers, and sisters.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 423
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene, weather

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Trooper Ward,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a member of the 9th Infantry Division-the "Old Reliables." And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 23, 2023

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