Kentucky Police Officer Fatally Shot During Murder Investigation

Police Officer Scotty Hamilton was gunned down Tuesday while assisting in a murder investigation, police said (Pikeville Police Department)

A police officer in eastern Kentucky was fatally shot late Tuesday while conducting a murder investigation, WDRB 41 reported.

Scotty Hamilton was a 12-year veteran of the Pikeville Police Department. He was shot and killed while on duty, police said in a press release.

Hamilton is survived by his wife and infant daughter.

Hamilton was reportedly assisting state police during a crime investigation in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike County when the shooting occurred.

Kentucky State Police are conducting a murder investigation. No further details have been released.

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SOURCE: Fox News