Kentucky police officer killed in the line of duty


PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WCHS/WVAH) -- A Pikeville Kentucky police officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty.

Officer Scotty Hamilton was a 12-year veteran and joined the Pikeville Police Department in 2006.

According to our news partner EKB-TV, Hamilton and a Kentucky State Trooper were conducting an investigation in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike County when he was shot and killed around 11:30 Tuesday night.

A news release from the Pikeville Public Safety Commissioner says Kentucky State Police is handling the case as a murder investigation.

They are asking anyone with information to call the Kentucky State Police Post 9 at 606-433-7711 or the Pikeville Police Department at 606-437-5111.

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