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. No charges were filed in connection with his death.

Trooper Ward had served with the agency for four years and had previously served with the United States Army and was Vietnam War Veteran who served with the 9th Military Police Company.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Ward, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 25, 2019

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