Police Officer Phillip Lynn Meacham

Police Officer Phillip Lynn Meacham

Hopkinsville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, March 29, 2018

Phillip Lynn Meacham

Police Officer Phillip Meacham was shot and killed while assisting another officer who was attempting to arrest an escapee on Paulette Court at approximately 5:10 pm.

Officer Meacham, who was off-duty, heard the officer call for assistance and responded to the scene. He was shot by the subject, who then stole a truck and fled to Clarksville, Tennessee. The man was located in Clarksville by local officers and United States Marshals. He was shot and killed as the officers attempted to take him into custody.

Officer Meacham had served with the Hopkinsville Police Department for one year and had previously served with the Christian County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and parents.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 418

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

escapee, off duty

Contact

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Clayton Sumner
Hopkinsville Police Department
101 North Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Phone: (270) 890-1500

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Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site ImagineHeaven.net for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at LivingWater.com says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 21, 2018

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