Chief Deputy Jody Cash was shot and killed in front of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at 52 Judicial Drive in Benton at 2:10 pm.
He was escorting a prisoner when the man shot him. The prisoner was also shot and killed during the incident. Chief Deputy Cash was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Chief Deputy Cash had served with the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office for 1-1/2 years and had previously served eight years with the Kentucky State Police, six years as the Assistant Chief of the Murray State University Police Department, and six years with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.