Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Police Escort Fallen Pike County Deputy

{Pikeville, Kentucky}...Pike County Deputy James Thacker was killed Monday night when a sport utility vehicle crossed the center line of a highway and struck Thacker's cruiser head-on. Deputy Robert Marble went with Thacker's body as it was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy. On the way back to Pikeville Tuesday, there was a county-by-county police escort as several police agencies showed their respect for a fallen fellow officer. Thacker's funeral is scheduled for Friday afternoon at East Ridge High School. Wednesday, Kentucky State Police investigators were back on the scene of the accident trying to figure out exactly what happened.