Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Reflections for Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

My Family sends it's tearful sympathies to Joseph's Family, Friends, Department , Community & Country.
Thank you Joseph for your unselfish sacrifice .
RIP , Joseph , Son of Valor , with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan ,Psy. & LE Gra.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse, SD

September 17, 2015

To the family of Trooper Joseph Ponder:
We send our heartfelt condolenses, we have been there
and know the hurt, confusion and why my son?
Our son Patrolman Jerry Jones was shot and killed in the
line of duty on September 13, 2009. Jerry was 27 years old. Jerry was a member of the Charleston,WV Police Department. Why so young, we ask. Only God knows the reason.
I hope that you can turn to God at this time. God was the greatest comfort that we had.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerry and Beverly Jones

Jerry and Beverly Jones
Parents of a fallen Police Officer

September 17, 2015

God's peace and speed Trooper Ponder. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 17, 2015

Fair winds and following seas.

LT Krista Bosh
USNR-R, Diving and Salvage Officer

September 17, 2015

Rest in Peace Trooper Ponder. Praying for your family and Kentucky State Police.

Trooper. M.B. Petrini
Virginia State Police

September 17, 2015

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Kentucky State Police.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

September 17, 2015

Our department would like to send our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. Thank you Trooper Ponder for the ultimate sacrifice.

Sgt. Sheila Peters
Alger County Sheriff Department

September 17, 2015

You will be missed my brother. We will never forget you.

Special Agent BJ Stanley
BNSF Railway Police

September 16, 2015

RIP BROTHER. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your department. Be with God now

Sergeant John Tinsley Republic Missour
Republic Missouri Police Dept.

September 16, 2015

Rest in Peace, Hero. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. May God bless your family and friends.

Noranne Stubbs Lenox
Arizona Highway Patrol

September 16, 2015

Thank you for your service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your law enforcement family. You will not be forgotten. You will always be honored.... Rest easy...
-Police Unity Tour - Team CSPD
"We Ride For Those Who Died" Team CSPD
Coral Springs Police Department, FL

September 16, 2015

and when we lay down our nightsticks,enroll us in your heavenly force,where we will be as proud to guard the throne of god as we have been the city of men. amen

Danny J Allen
Brother of Det James Allen Providence,RI EOW 4/17/05

September 16, 2015

Our prayers go out to Trooper Ponder's family and all of his Law Enforcement family. We all hurt when one of our brothers either get hurt or killed in the line of duty. I hope someday the attacks on Law Enforcement stops

Chief of Police Wayne Glass
Botkins Police Department

September 16, 2015

RIP Trooper. Hopefully your state has the death penalty so this coward will get what he deserves.


September 16, 2015

Another good man gone. R.I.P.

Sergeant (retired) Tom Pine
U.S. GSA Police

September 16, 2015

Rest in Peace Trooper Joseph Ponder. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

September 16, 2015

Our families hearts go out to Officer Ponder and all who knew and loved him. Thank you to all the members of the Blue Line, we need you now as much as we ever have.

Bill Dalziel
Citizen of Kentucky

September 16, 2015

Thank you for your service. May God watch over you, your family and the department. May you rest in honored peace.

Roger A Gross, D/Cdr U S Treasury Police
United States Treasury Police, Wash DC

September 16, 2015

Rest in peace Trooper Ponder. God be with the Ponder family and the Kentucky State Police during this tragic time.

(Retired) Lt. William Wiley
Louisville Metro Police Department

September 16, 2015

I'm sorry for your loss, My prayers go out to the family of Trooper Ponder and the Kentucky State Police.

Sgt Glenn Armstrong
Virginia State Police

September 16, 2015

I had the privilege of being a part of this brave man's life for the better part of twenty years. We were best friends in every sense of the term. Hearing of this news has shattered me. His family was an extension of my own. I can't even begin to tell you how deeply saddened I am for the Ponder family. Brenda, Kelly, Joe and Crystal... My heart goes out to all of you in this very difficult time.


Words can't explain what you meant to me. It seems like just yesterday we were dominating the playing fields together at North Hardin. Buddy what I'd do to go back to those days. There are so many good times we shared together when we were growing up. Great stories. Memories I'll carry with me forever my friend...

It's been a little more than a year since you've left San Diego now. I remember helping you get all your stuff packed as you were moving out of my house. It was a tough day for the both of us. We both new it would be a long time before we would see each other again. Neither one of us said anything. Just a hug, handshake, and take care my friend...

I remember I made a call to you in mid February of 2015. It was one of the most exciting calls of my life. "Cam" I said as you picked up... "You're boys getting hitched!" Man you were so excited for me it even took me by surprise. Given the fact that you had just graduated the KSP academy I knew it would be tough for you to get time off and attend but I asked anyway. "Cam, I want you to be my best man." Buddy I know it killed you that you couldn't be there. It meant the world to me to see how happy you were for me and I appreciate that more than anything. You were there in spirit and that's all I cared about my friend...

It's funny to me how as we got older we never grew apart. We didn't have to speak to each other once a week. We'd go months without talking and somehow when we spoke it's like we never missed a beat. We'd just pick up right where we left off the last time you know. I'm going to miss that my friend...

Here we are now and my one regret at this moment is I didn't call you sooner. I never got a chance to ask you how life as a LEO was. I never got a chance to say congratulations on your engagement. I never got a chance to say thank you for your friendship, for the memories, and for your service. For that, I am truly sorry Cam.

Your memory will live on with me forever Cam. You touched so many peoples lives in a positive way. Your service to keep the public safe will never be forgotten. You made the ultimate sacrifice and as much pain as I'm in, it comforts me to know that you are in a better place. You'll forever have a place in my heart and it's been an honor being by your side all these years. I'm coming home buddy. We will be united one last time.

RIP Trooper Joseph "Cam" Ponder


September 16, 2015

God bless you, your family and your brothers and sisters at KSP

(Ret) Lt Larry Jacobs
Portsmouth PD / 127th AOC

September 16, 2015

God Speed my brother!

Officer William Lopez
Miami-Dade Police Department

September 15, 2015

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

September 15, 2015

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the friends and family of this fallen hero. Thank you for your service. May God rest your soul. You will never be forgotten.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Operations
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

September 15, 2015

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