Police Officer Scotty Hamilton was shot and killed at approximately 11:30 pm as he and a Kentucky State Police trooper conducted criminal patrol on Hurricane Road, in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike County.
The officers were in the area as a result of recent narcotics activity when they encountered a suspicious vehicle. As Officer Hamilton checked the area for the vehicle’s occupants he encountered a man and was shot in the head.
One suspect was taken into custody at the scene. A second suspect fled the scene but apprehended several days later.
Officer Hamilton had served with the Pikeville Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and child.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police Chris Edmonds
Pikeville Police Department
101 Division Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: (606) 437-6236