INSTITUTE, W.Va. — Thirty-four West Virginia State Police Troopers are now honorary Kentucky Troopers following a ceremony Tuesday at the State Police Academy in Institute.
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer made the presentations as a way of saying thanks for the help the troopers gave following a helicopter crash last July that injured Kentucky Trooper Al Eiserman.
He was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment after the crash near Pikeville, Ky. West Virginia troopers helped with the transport.
The troopers were recognized for their “sacrifices and assistance.”
West Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Jay Smithers also received a plaque of appreciation.