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Ky. Deputy Killed at Traffic Stop

November 14, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police.
Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police.

A Marion County (Ky.) Sheriff's deputy investigating a stopped vehicle was fatally shot early Wednesday by a man who was allegedly on his way to harm his ex-wife.

Deputy Anthony Rakes, 31, stopped along U.S. 68 near Marion County High School just west of Lebanon city limits at 2 a.m. after noticing a 2007 Kia on the side of the road.

As he approached the vehicle, 49-year-old Dewayne Shipp opened fire, striking the deputy multiple times. The deputy died in surgery at Springview Hospital in Lebanon. Deputy Rakes wasn't wearing a ballistic vest, Kentucky State Police Trooper William Gregory told POLICE Magazine.

Shipp was arrested in Campbellsville and transported to University Hospital in Louisville where he was treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his leg.

Tags: Vehicle Stops, Marion County (Ky.) Sheriff, Duty Deaths, Body Armor, Kentucky State Police


Comments (3)

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S.S @ 11/16/2012 6:36 AM

Too bad the maggot didn't succumb to his wound. It's never that easy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the deputy, his family and the Kentucky state p.d.

Juan 10-13 @ 11/16/2012 6:36 AM

My prayers go out to his family.....peace be with you my Brother in Heaven!

Bill @ 11/16/2012 7:25 PM

Wear your Vest Brothers in Blue!

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