FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

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)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

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!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

House Rejects Stop-Gap Funding for Homeland Security
In a chaotic scene on the House floor, 51 Republicans rebuffed a major last-minute effort...
Holder Wants to Make It Easier to Prosecute Officers for Civil Rights Violations
Holder said that between now and his departure, probably in early March when the Senate is...
Video: St. Louis Chief Blames "Ferguson Effect" for Drop in Self-Initiated Policing
One of the steepest drops in S.I.A. occurred after the August 2014 police shooting of...
Court Rules Officer Who Spoke Out Against Arrest Quotas Can Sue NYPD
A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit by an NYPD officer, who claims he...
Authorities Say Retired New York Officer Premeditatedly Murdered Daughters, Planned to Impoverish Wife
Sources say Hochman, 52, intentionally planned to impoverish his wife and surviving...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine