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THIS IS WLKY LOUISVILLE. LIVE, LOCAL, LATE BREAKING. YOUR COMPLETE NEWS COVERAGE FOR GREATER LOUISVILLE STARTS RIGHT NOW. KAREN GOOD AFTERNOON, I AM KAREN ROBY. HAPPENING NOW, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND STRANGERS ARE GATHERING IN RADCLIFFE TO SAY GOODBYE TO A STATE TROOPER WHO WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. TROOPER JOSEPH CAMERON POTTER WAS SHOT AND KILLED ON SUNDAY DURING A TRAFFIC STOP. CAROLYN CALLAHAN IS THERE WHERE VISITATION IS SET TO BEGIN AT 100. CAROLYN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES AGO TROOPER PONDERS BODY WAS ESCORTED HERE. STATE POLICE SHUT DOWN NORTH.

DIXIE BOULEVARD AS THE PROCESSION MADE ITS WAY TO THE CHURCH. PONDER WAS FROM RINEYVILLE, HE GRADUATED FROM NORTH HARDIN HIGH SCHOOL. HE WAS A FOOTBALL PLAYER. HE PLAYED BASEBALL, AND HE RAN TRACK. AFTER GRADUATION HE JOINED THE NAVY WHERE HE WAS A MENTOR OF THE DIVE TEAM. HE WORKED WITH THE NAVY SEALS. THIS MORNING, DOZENS OF PEOPLE STOOD ON THE SIDEWALK WAVING AMERICAN FLAGS AS A WAY TO HONOR THE YOUNG TROOPER. HE WAS JUST DOING HIS JOB. THIS WAS UNCALLED FOR. IT IS HEARTBREAKING. HIS FAMILY HAS TO GO THROUGH.

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