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Kentucky State Police Investigating Death at Kentucky State Reformatory

Date of News Release: 1/13/2017

LaGrange, KY (January 13, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating the death of an inmate at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange, KY.

On January 4, 2017 Michael Kopec, an inmate at Kentucky State Reformatory, was involved in a physical altercation with another inmate. During the altercation Kopec sustained serious physical injuries, was hospitalized, and placed on life support.

At approximately 8:49 am Thursday January 11, 2017, Kentucky State Police received a call from authorities with Kentucky State Reformatory that Kopec had been taken off life support on Wednesday January 10, 2017. At approximately 5:48 pm January 11, 2017 Kopec was pronounced deceased by University of Louisville hospital staff.

An autopsy has been scheduled and the investigation is ongoing at this time by Kentucky State Police.