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Death Investigation in Warren County

Date of News Release: 02/28/2009

(Bowling Green, Ky.) - Kentucky State Police Post 3 was contacted by Hendersonville, TN, Police Department to check on the welfare of Joseph Gallagher who had been involved in an investigation in Tennessee. Hendersonville Police Department suspected that Mr. Gallagher was in the Martinsville community off of KY 101 in Warren County. Troopers located Mr. Gallagher traveling on KY 101 and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Mr. Gallagher refused to stop and traveled approximately three miles before stopping his vehicle. As troopers approached the vehicle, Mr. Gallagher was deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation is ongoing.

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