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Police Officer Phillip Meacham


March 29, 2018

Police Officer Phillip Meacham was shot and killed after being pulled over by a police impersonator on Paulette Court at approximately 5:10 pm.

During the course of the interaction, the man opened fire on Officer Meacham before fleeing on foot. The man stole a truck nearby and fled to Clarksville, Tennessee, where he was located by local officers and United States Marshals. He was shot and killed as the officers attempted to take him into custody.

Officer Meacham had served with the Hopkinsville Police Department for one year and had previously served with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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