TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Pedestrian Hit at Broadway & 6th Street in Mayfield, KY
Date of News Release: 10/25/2007
(Mayfield, KY.) - On 10/25/2007 Kentucky State Police 911 received a call from Sheriff John Davis reporting Mayfield Police Chief Dale Murphey had been struck by a car in Mayfield. The investigation revealed Chief Murphey was walking East across 6th Street at Broadway when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Sharonda R. Dawson, 22 of Mayfield. Dawson was attempting to make a left turn from East Broadway on to 6th Street when she failed to Chief Murphey. Murphey was knocked approximately 33 feet before coming to final rest in the roadway. He was transported to Jackson Purchase Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries. Dawson was cited in to Graves County District Court for Reckless Driving. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Joe Gregory.