Fallen Trooper from Liberal to be Honored and His Story
Joe Denoyer - September 10, 2018 3:17 pm
This legislative session, Senate Bill 375 was passed through the Kansas Legislature, and signed into law by Governor Jeff Colyer, designating memorial highways for the Kansas Highway Patrol’s 10 fallen troopers, and one Johnson County Sheriff’s Master Deputy.
An event honoring the Patrol’s 10 fallen troopers will be held at the Kansas State Fair and will be attended by family members of the troopers who will be honored. Governor Jeff Colyer and Colonel Mark Bruce will speak at the event, which will also be attended by current and retired KHP personnel.
The KHP Memorial Highway Event Honoring Our 10 Fallen Troopers will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. on the Kansas State Fair Grounds outside of Lair White House, 2000 N. Poplar St.in Hutchinson, Kansas
Additionally, over the next several weeks, the Patrol will be hosting events around the state near where each trooper is buried. The first event will be honoring Trooper Conroy O’Brien and will be Thursday afternoon following the main opening event.
Included in these ceremonies is a Trooper from Liberal. Trooper Jimmie Jacobs of Liberal is buried in the Liberal Cemetery, Liberal KS. The ceremony will be held on October 3rd at 10:00am at the cemetery. Highway 54 Meade to Plains will be named in his honor.The public is invited to the ceremony.
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