Commissioner Ray B. Franklin

Commissioner Ray B. Franklin

Kentucky Office of Charitable Gaming, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 2002

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Ray B. Franklin

Commissioner Ray Franklin succumbed to injuries sustained eight days earlier when he was involved in an automobile accident on I-64 in Frankfort, Kentucky.

His vehicle went out of control and crashed due to the freezing road surface as a result of a winter storm. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries eight days later.

Commissioner Franklin had served with the Department of Charitable Gaming for four years. He had previously served with the a total of 26 years with the Louisville Police Department, the Kentucky State Fair Board, and the Kentucky Attorney General's Office. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 4, 2002

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Commissioner Franklin,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 12, 2017

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