Trooper James W. McNeely


Trooper James W. McNeely
EOW: April 8, 1972

Trooper James W. McNeely, age 37, drowned while on a flood rescue mission in Franklin County. His death came one day after his sixteenth anniversary of joining the Kentucky State Police. Trooper McNeely and KSP Water Patrol Officer David C. Childs died when the boat in which they were riding was swept over the dam at Lock 4 in Frankfort. Trooper McNeely's body was never found. The two canoeists for whom the officers were searching were later found safe. Trooper McNeely was assigned to Post 12 Frankfort. Trooper McNeely was survived by his wife and three children. His memorial is in Wingo, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, a five-mile stretch of KY 339 in Graves County has been designated the Trooper James W. McNeely Memorial Highway.

BADGE: 297
AGE: 37
YEARS OF SERVICE: 16 years


“McNEELY”

4 Rounds for time:
2 X Bear crawl 100 ft.
9 X Front Squat (115/85)
7 X Push Press

Rest 3 minutes then follow with "CHILDS"

“CHILDS”

4 Rounds:
4 X Power Cleans (115/85)
8 X Thrusters (115/85)