Officer killed in crash; driver charged with murder
Police said 26-year-old Officer Logan Medlock’s cruiser was hit by a pickup truck around 12:40 a.m. Sunday.
The impact knocked both vehicles into a cemetery, damaging several headstones.
The Laurel County Coroner’s Office pronounced Medlock dead at the scene.
“Logan was an outstanding police officer,” Police Chief Travis Dotson said in an emotional statement Sunday morning. “We are heartbroken.”
Dotson said the department is in “a horrible time of shock and disbelief. It’s a great loss for this community, and we will never forget.”
Officers with the Kentucky State Police charged Casey Byrd, 36 of Oneida, Tenn., with driving under the influence and murder of a police officer.
Medlock leaves behind a wife and a 5-year-old son.
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