Cameron Ponder, a Kentucky State Police trooper killed in the line of duty, will be honored posthumously with the Governor’s Medal of Valor. Governor Matt Bevin will present the award to Ponder’s family today during the Kentucky State Police Awards ceremony in Lexington.
Ponder was fatally shot last September after a high-speed chase involving a driver with a suspended license. Police said the driver fired at Ponder's patrol car, killing the officer. Other awards for bravery and dedication will be presented at the ceremony, including Trooper of the Year and Detective of the Year.