Chief Deputy Jody Cash of the Calloway County (KY) Sheriff's Office was killed May 16 by a prisoner. He served with the Kentucky State Police before becoming a deputy. (Photo: KSP) -

Chief Deputy Jody Cash of the Calloway County (KY) Sheriff's Office was killed May 16 by a prisoner. He served with the Kentucky State Police before becoming a deputy. (Photo: KSP)

Kentucky State Police have released more detail on an incident that killed a Calloway County Sheriff's deputy on May 16.

Chief Deputy Jody Cash was shot and killed while letting a prisoner take a smoke break, KSP says.

The suspect, Gary Rowland, was captured that afternoon by a Marshall County Sheriff's SWAT team. Rowland was taken to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Fox Lexington reports.

A Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Donald Bowman and Cash decided to interview Rowland about a case unrelated to his arrest.

At some point during the interview, Rowland wanted a cigarette. Cash and Bowman walked him out front and let him smoke.

Rowland then allegedly produced a handgun and fatally shot Cash. Bowman and another deputy, Brandon Little, returned fire killing Rowland.

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