TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Update: Trooper Involved Shooting in Graves County
Date of News Release: 10/24/2012
(Hickory, KY.) – The Kentucky State Police is continuing its investigation involving a Kentucky State Trooper that occurred on Saturday, October 20, 2012. The Trooper that fired his weapon was Trooper Jody Cash. Trooper Cash is assigned to the Kentucky State Police Post 1 and works primarily Graves County. Trooper Cash has been placed on paid administrative leave, pursuant to KSP policy, while the investigation continues.
Original News Release Below:
Trooper Involved Shooting in Graves County
Date of News Release: 10/20/2012
(Farmington, KY) -- Kentucky State Police in Mayfield are currently investigating a shooting incident involving a Kentucky State Trooper . At approximately 4:15 PM, Kentucky State Police received a 911 call from a residence on Beech Grove Road in the Farmington community of Graves County. The caller stated that there was a fight in progress near the residence involving firearms and shots had been fired. Kentucky State Police and Deputies with the Graves County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. While enroute to the fight, a second 911 call was received stating that shots had been fired again. State Police and sheriff's deputies arrived just before 4:30 PM. As the Trooper walked towards the area where the incident had taken place, a man armed with a handgun appeared. As the man approached, he raised the handgun at the Trooper. The Trooper, who was armed with his patrol rifle, fired at the armed man, fatally striking him. The deceased is identified as 49-year-old Ted Newsome of Farmington. Officers at the scene were not physically injured. Kentucky State Police investigators and the Graves County Coroner are currently on scene conducting the investigation.