L to R: Trooper Elmer Mobley, JR, and Trooper John Wayne Hutchinson Kentucky State Police)


LONDON, KY – On Wednesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 09:30 am, Kentucky State Police Post 11 will be placing a wreath at the grave sites of Trooper Elmer Mobley JR., and Trooper John Hutchinson, and Highway Patrolman Officer Vadas G. Richardson to honor their service to the Commonwealth. (No photo was available for Officer Vadas G. Richardson)

Trooper John Hutchinson will be on May 22nd and Trooper Elmer Mobley and Officer Vadas G. Richardson will be on the 23rd.

Trooper Elmer Mobley, JR, age 33, was fatally injured May 28, 1964, in an automobile accident while responding to a call for assistance in Pike County. Trooper Cecil W. Uzzle, who was accompanying Trooper Mobley, was also killed in the accident when their vehicle struck large rocks that had fallen in the roadway and was hidden by heavy rain and dense fog. Trooper Mobley was assigned to Post 9 Pikeville and had served with the Kentucky State Police as a Trooper for four-and a half years.

Trooper Mobley is buried in the Oneida Settlement School Cemetery in Clay County, KY. In honor of his service and sacrifice, the Wild Cat Creek Bridge at mile marker 15.589, on Kentucky Highway 11 in Clay County, has been designated the “Trooper Elmer Mobley Memorial Bridge”.

Trooper John Wayne Hutchinson, age 29, was fatally shot June 4, 1975, while making an arrest of a drunk driver in McCreary County. Trooper Hutchinson was assigned to Post 11, London and had served with the Kentucky State Police for two years. Trooper Hutchinson is buried in the Elk Springs Cemetery in Wayne County, KY. In honor of his service and sacrifice, Kentucky Highway 90 in Wayne County has been designated the Trooper John W. Hutchinson Memorial Highway.

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Highway Patrolman Officer Vadas G, Richardson, age 33, was fatally shot October 7, 1945, near London as he approached a park automobile he thought was in trouble. Officer Richardson is buried in the A.R. Dyche Memorial Park Cemetery in London, KY.

No photo is currently available for Officer Vadas G. Richardson, image is from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

In commemoration of National Police Officers Memorial Week, The Kentucky State Police Post 11 London will honor fallen Troopers on Wednesday and Thursday May 22, and 23, 2024.

KSP Post 11, London will do a wreath presentation at the burial site of each fallen Trooper.

Friends, family, and co-workers of the fallen Troopers are welcome to attend.

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