By Mike Stunson
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — 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.
Mayor Jimmy Carter said KSP is in charge of what they are calling an
ongoing murder investigation. No other details have been announced.
person is in custody and Kentucky State Police is using drones in its
search for a second person involved in the shooting, WYMT reported.
The flag outside the Pikeville Police Department was placed at half-staff in honor of Hamilton, according to WYMT.
you have any information regarding the incident on Tuesday night,
contact the Pikeville Police Department at (606) 437-5111 or the
Kentucky State Police Post 9 at (606) 433-7711.
enforcement agencies, including the Frankfort Police Department, Johnson
County Sheriff’s Office and Carrollton Police Department took to
Facebook to send their condolences.
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