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Annual ceremony honors fallen Lawrenceburg troopers

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By Ben Carlson

Kentucky State Troopers, particularly those who die in the line of duty, are never forgotten.
Two Lawrenceburg troopers were honored last Wednesday in an annual ceremony that included several of their family members, along with representatives from the state police, sheriff’s office and city police.
Troopers Harold J. Toll and Bobby McCoun were honored in separate ceremonies that included prayers, scripture and song in two local cemeteries.
Toll, 34, was killed in a traffic collision in 1948. On Wednesday, his daughter, Jeanie Toll Cantrell and her husband, Vernon, were on hand as troopers laid a wreath at his gravesite in the Sand Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.
“I’m just so grateful they haven’t forgotten him,” she said following the ceremony. “I hope they do this forever.”
A five-mile section of US 127 Bypass was named in his honor and memory in 2003.
McCoun, 23, was killed while on duty at the Pikeville Jail in 1975.
During the ceremony, a wreath was placed at his gravesite in Lawrenceburg Cemetery. His brother, Gene McCoun, and namesake Bobby McCoun attended the ceremony.
A five-mile section of US 127 Bypass was named in his honor and memory in 2003.
 “We’re always going to do this,” said Trooper Ronald Turley, who lead a prayer during each ceremony and read scripture from the Bible.
Trooper Marvin Kelly sang during both ceremonies, including a rendition of Amazing Grace.
Representing the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was Chief Deputy Joe Milam.
Representing the Lawrenceburg Police Department were officers Clay Crouch and Sean Wells.

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