Tributes continue for Kentucky trooper killed on I-24

(Courtesy: Lyon County Sheriff Kent Wall)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tributes for Kentucky State Police Trooper Joseph Ponder are not slowing down.

Joseph Ponder, 31 (Courtesy: Kentucky State Police)
Joseph Ponder, 31 (Courtesy: Kentucky State Police)

A week after his death on Interstate 24 in Lyon County, Kentucky, many are continuing to honor him. Hours after his burial Friday night, his alma mater North Hardin High wore his initials on their helmets.

Graves County Kentucky High flew a huge flag up and down the field during their game in Mayfield and football players from Crittenden County Elementary took the field Saturday with Ponder’s name written on blue tape on their helmets.

Marion florist, Louise’s Flowers are making and handing out free homemade blue ribbons hoping for a sea of blue across western Kentucky on homes, cars and mailboxes.

Two more vigils have been set. One will be Sunday evening at 7:30 at the Lyon County Judicial Center for people to gather, pray and remember Ponder.

On Wednesday night, there will be a vigil and balloon release at Cadiz Park at 6 p.m.

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