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Special Deputy James Ireland Thacker | Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Special Deputy

James Ireland Thacker

Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, January 23, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 71

Cause: Automobile accident

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Special Deputy James Thacker was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 460, just past Marrowbone Creek Road, at approximately 9:00 pm.

He was en route to Elkhorn City to serve civil papers towards the end of his shift when a speeding SUV crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on. The SUV then collided with another vehicle. Deputy Thacker succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash was charged with murder.

Deputy Thacker had served with the Pike County Sheriff's Department for one year and had previously served as an elected county constable for four years.

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Special Deputy Thacker,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pike County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
January 24, 2016

 

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