On May 25, 2023, Louisa Police Officer/Recruit Shelby Taylor was a member of the honor guard that presented flags to the families of Kentucky’s recent fallen officers which included the fallen Floyd County officers.
Gov. Andy Beshear honored seven Kentucky law enforcement officers who lost their lives in service to the commonwealth in 2022. The Governor was joined by law enforcement families and representatives of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation (KLEMF).
“To become a peace officer is to make sacrifices and demonstrate courage and resilience that many of us only wish we were capable of, knowing that you may not come home at the end of your shift,” Gov. Beshear said. “The seven officers we lost last year knew this and still continued to serve in name of creating safer communities. They demonstrated courage until the very end, and for that, the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky is eternally grateful.”
The Governor said that Kentucky’s law enforcement memorial monument holds the names of 579 men and women heroes who have died in the line of duty since 1845 after adding today’s seven officers, and two historical individuals.