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Michael Ray Sapp

January 2, 1950 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 71)


Michael Ray Sapp, of Knifley, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was 71.

Born on January 2, 1950, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Earnie and Willivena Wethington Sapp.

Mike graduated from Casey County High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Campbellsville College. In 1969, he began his career in the police force as a radio dispatcher then became an officer with the Campbellsville City Police, followed by the Taylor County Metro Police as a motorcycle officer. He then joined the Kentucky State Police. Mike retired from KSP in 2012 as a Lieutenant Colonel after over thirty-two dedicated years of service. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing, boating, and motorcycles. He was a Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 12, active with KSP Trooper Island, and enjoyed coaching basketball and baseball. Mike also helped to build the Knifley Fire Department where he was a volunteer firefighter.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Floyd Sapp of Knifley, who he wed on January 22, 1972; two sons, Michael Ray Sapp of Danville and Matthew Ted (Jessica) Sapp of Danville; two grandsons, Tyler and Austin Sapp; two brothers, Douglas Earnie (Linda) Sapp of Clovis, New Mexico and Coakley Dean (Yvonne) Sapp of Danville; and two sisters, Elizabeth Ann (Quinton) Walls of Martinsville, Indiana and Nancy Lee (Dwight) Dearringer of Casey County.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. EST on Friday, November 26, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. EST on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Jimmy Dale Cox officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery with rites held by the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be members of the Kentucky State Police.

Honorary pallbearers will be his two grandsons, Tyler Sapp and Austin Sapp.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Trooper Island at P.O. Box 473, Albany, KY 42602 In Memory of Michael Ray Sapp.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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November 26, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Service
November 27, 2021

11:00 AM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539
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