(UPDATE:) Reports have named Phillip Meacham as the Hopkinsville police officer shot and killed in Christian County, Kentucky by a man impersonating an officer.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Meacham was off-duty at the time of the shooting Thursday evening.
Hopkinsville Police officials said the suspect, 35-year-old James Kenneth Decoursey, attempted to pull over a driver. That driver was Meacham. Shortly after Decoursey initiated the fake traffic stop, that’s when he allegedly shot the officer. Officer Meacham was transported to the hospital where he later died. Continue reading