Name released of Calloway County sheriff’s deputy shot, killed outside Marshall County Sheriff’s Office

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BENTON, Ky. (KBSI) – Kentucky State Police released the identity of the Calloway County sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed Monday in Marshall County.

Chief Deputy Jody Cash was shot and killed Monday, May 16 around 2:10 p.m. Chief Deputy Cash also served as a KSP Trooper from 2011 until 2018 when he retired at the rank of Sergeant.

KSP is not releasing specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. West 5th Street in Benton was blocked while the investigation continued.

“Britainy and I ask Kentuckians to join us in holding the family and loved ones of the Calloway County Deputy in their prayers,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “This deputy has paid the ultimate sacrifice today while serving our commonwealth. Let us honor the life, bravery and service of this deputy.”

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is investigating. West 5th Street in Benton was blocked while the investigation continued.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Calloway County Sheriff McGuire announced that the administrative office will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Deputies and officers from surrounding agencies will answer calls for service.

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