A Hopkinsville Police Officer was killed on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Kentucky State Police were notified of the shooting involving Officer Phillip Meacham, who was off-duty at the time, around 5:10pm. Officer Meacham, 38, was transported to Jenny Stuart Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect, James Decoursey, 34, of Hopkinsville, fled the scene. KSP were notified in the early morning hours of Friday, March 30, 2018 that Decoursey had a brief encounter with law enforcement in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he was shot and died from his injuries. The incident is still under investigation.