Kentucky Cop Killer Shot By Police In Tennessee

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The man accused of killing an off-duty Kentucky police officer was shot and killed during an encounter with law enforcement officers. Mike Tobin reports from Chicago.

Law enforcement in Tennessee killed the man authorities said posed as a cop and fatally shot an actual police officer after pulling him over in his car.

James Decoursey, 34, who was considered armed and dangerous, was killed in Clarksville, Tenn., according to a Facebook post by Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities identified the slain officer as Phillip Meacham, 38. Decoursey was on the run after stealing a white Chevrolet pickup truck.

Tonight a police officer in Hopkinsville, KY was killed in the line of duty

Gov. Matt Bevin previously confirmed in a tweet that a Hopkinsville officer had died.



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