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Death investigation in Union County

Date of News Release: 01/19/2011

(Henderson, Ky.) -- On January 18, 2011 at 9:07 pm the Henderson Kentucky State Police Post 16 received a call of a residential fire, located at 6081 State Route 923 near the Sturgis community of Union County. The residence was fully engulfed in flames upon the emergency response crew's arrival. All occupants were able to escape from the fire except Jerry M. Pollard Sr. age 55. Mr. Pollard was located by the Sturgis Fire Department still inside the residence. Mr. Pollard had apparently succumbed to smoke inhalation. The investigation is still ongoing by Detective Marc Carter and Detective Mike Smith of the Kentucky State Police. They were assisted by Union County Sheriff's office, Sturgis Fire Department, Union County EMS and the Kentucky State Fire Marshall's office.

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