Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Death investigation in Hardin County
Date of News Release: 02/16/2011
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On February 16, at 03:21 pm EST, members of the Glendale Fire Department were called to the scene of a brush fire at 156 Glendale Hodgenville Road. During the course of extinguishing the fire, a fire fighter discovered a deceased male amongst the brush. The deceased was later identified as 79-year-old Hardin M Hatfield, a resident of the above listed address. Investigation revealed that Mr. Hatfield had been burning brush on the property earlier in the day. Investigation into Mr. Hatfield's death is ongoing; however, at this time, no foul play is suspected. An autopsy has been scheduled for February 17, at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville.