Kentucky Police Officer Found Dead in Flood

A Hickman City, Kentucky police officer was found dead in a flooded field early Saturday morning after he went missing Friday night.
Officer Rodney S. Smith’s body was located directly off Bernal Avenue in Hickman City around 5 a.m. and the cruiser he was driving was also found, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
The 45-year-old officer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fulton County Coroner. He was reported missing at approximately 9:15 p.m. the night before.
Search and Rescue teams and various emergency agencies from Kentucky and Tennessee aided in the search for Smith.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

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