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Murder charges brought against driver in death of Pike Co. deputy

On the same day of the funeral for the Pike County sheriff's deputy killed in a three-vehicle crash, investigators announced one of the drivers involved has been arrested in the case. Kentucky State Police say David W. Childers is charged with one count of murder in connection with Monday's crash on U.S. 460 in Pike County involving Deputy James I. Thacker. Childers is being held in the Pike County Detention Center. Thacker's death is the first involving a law enforcement officer in Kentucky in 2012. Deputy Thacker's death has had a big impact all across Pike County where a thousand people were expected for today's funeral.

Filed under: Pike Co. | Arrests | Police investigate


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