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KSP chief, lt. col. fundraising for memorial

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer and the agency's Lt. Col. Jack Miniard are using their own money and their vacation time to hike the Grand Canyon from rim to rim next month to raise money for a trooper memorial.

The agency says the project is intended to build a statue to honor all Kentucky State Police troopers who currently serve and those who have died. The project is sponsored by the state police Citizen's Academy Alumni Association and will include a 7 ½-foot bronze statue of a trooper to be located at the new training academy in Frankfort.

Tax dollars won't be used for the project. Brewer and Miniard are asking supporters to donate a dollar for their effort.

For more information, visit http://www.KSPHike4Heroes.com .

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