Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

Photo of Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder
End of Watch: Sun, Sep 13th, 2015
Date of Incident: Sun, Sep 13th, 2015
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 8 months
Age: 31

Survivors

His father, Joseph; mother, Brenda Tiffany and her husband Allan; his sister, Kelly Ponder; and fiancee, Chrystal Coleman,.

Incident

Trooper Ponder was attempting to stop a vehicle Sunday night around 10:20 p.m. on Interstate 24 when the driver fled.

A chase ensued with the suspect stopping abruptly, causing the trooper's vehicle to collide into the rear of the suspect's vehicle.

The driver then fired several shots into Ponder's police cruiser, hitting him several times. Ponder was taken to a hospital in Princeton, Kentucky, where he died shortly before midnight.

The suspect then fled on foot and was apprehended after an overnight manhunt.

Agency

Kentucky State Police
Kentucky State Police Patch
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Patch
Kentucky Highway Patrol Patch
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
(800) 222-5555
Commissioner Rodney Brewer

Tributes

There are 63 tributes for Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder.

Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder
Left by Larry Shelton on Monday, September 14th, 2015

Thank you for your service. May God bless your family.