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Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer has announced the agency’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 124,064 pounds (62 tons) of food statewide.
Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in local KSP post and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 300,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.
Brewer says the campaign has developed into a friendly competition among KSP posts and CVE regions to see which location can collect the most food.
Shop with a trooper
State Troopers recently spent two evenings with children from the counties of Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Owen during Post 5’s annual ‘Shop with a Trooper’ program. KSP’s ‘Shop with a Trooper’ program is an initiative providing troopers an opportunity to impact the lives of children in need during the holiday season, while providing children a chance to have positive interaction with state troopers.
After icy conditions cancelled the event set for Dec. 7, troopers met the children and their parents at the La Grange and Carrollton Walmarts last Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The children were able to shop with troopers for toys to fulfill their wish list, while also getting much needed winter clothing.
The success of the program was made possible due to the many businesses and merchants in the Post 5 area donating money and items to the program.