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Water safety officer who died in 1972 remembered during Frankfort ceremony
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:01 AM EDT
A Kentucky State Police water patrol officer who died more than 40 years ago searching for two missing teenagers in Frankfort has been remembered during a ceremony at the agency's headquarters.
The officers' boat was swept over the Lock 4 dam in Frankfort by a swift current. The missing teens were eventually found unhurt.
State police assumed responsibility for enforcing boating safety laws in 1968. That was transferred to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in November 1972.