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Kentucky police officer fatally shot during investigation

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Kentucky police officer fatally shot during investigation
    Fox News
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    Police Officer Scotty Hamilton was gunned down Tuesday while assisting in a murder investigation, police said (Pikeville Police Department)

    A police officer in eastern Kentucky was fatally shot late Tuesday while conducting a murder investigation, WDRB 41 reported.



    Scotty Hamilton was a 12-year veteran of the Pikeville Police Department. He was shot and killed while on duty, police said in a press release.

    Hamilton is survived by his wife and infant daughter.


    Hamilton was reportedly assisting state police during a crime investigation in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike County when the shooting occurred.

    Kentucky State Police are conducting a murder investigation. No further details have been released.

    Since the start of 2018, at least 21 law enforcement officers across the U.S. have died while on duty - with 15 of the deaths caused by gunfire.


    Roughly 135 cops died in 2016, making it the deadliest year for police officers in at least five years, Fox News has determined. While there were fewer deaths in 2017, the numbers weren’t much better: A total of 129 officers died last year. And 46 of those deaths were caused by gunfire.

    Poilice are asking anyone with information to contact Kentucky State Police at (606) 433-7711, or the Pikeville Police Department at (606) 437-5111.

    "Please keep his family in your prayers," the Pikeville Police Department said.

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  2. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

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    Kentucky Police Officer Shot and Killed
    Mike Stunson
    PIKEVILLE, Kentucky -- A Pikeville police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday night, according to the city of Pikeville.

    Scotty Hamilton had been a member of the police department since 2006 and was killed after responding to a call with Kentucky State Police in the Hurricane community around 11:30 p.m., the city said.

    Hamilton leaves behind a wife and a child.

    Pikeville Mayor Jimmy Carter said KSP is in charge of what they are calling an ongoing murder investigation. No other details have been announced.

    One person is in custody and Kentucky State Police is using drones in its search for a...

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