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Gallatin County Sheriff's Department Shooting

Date of News Release: 04/13/2014

(Verona, KY) - A Deputy with the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department shot and killed a man yesterday evening (4/12) in Verona. Deputy Edwin Caldwell was dispatched to 6665 Highway 16 in regards to an intoxicated person around 5:00 p.m. While investigating the complaint, Deputy Caldwell was approached by Gary Burdine, 41 years old from Verona, KY, who pulled a gun and threatened to shoot Caldwell. Deputy Caldwell drew his pistol and shot Burdine. Burdine was pronounced dead at the scene by the Gallatin County Coroner. Detectives with Kentucky State Police Post 5 responded to the scene. Sgt. Dave Trimble is leading the ongoing investigation. KSP was assisted at the scene by Gallatin County EMS.