Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # 108
Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to 22 years
Conservation Officer Bob Banker was shot and killed after issuing a man a citation for fishing without a license on the spillway of Lacy Lake in Christian County.
As Officer Banker began walking way the subject called out to him and then shot him in the chest with a .22 caliber rifle. As the subject continued shooting him as he lay on the ground a citizen attempted to the distract the man and was also shot at. The subject fled the scene but was arrested a short time later.
The suspect was convicted of Officer Banker's murder and sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Officer Banker was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for two years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.