Police Officer Scotty Hamilton

Police Officer Scotty Hamilton

Pikeville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Scotty Hamilton

Police Officer Scotty Hamilton was shot and killed at approximately 11:30 pm as he and a Kentucky State Police trooper conducted criminal patrol on Hurricane Road, in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike County.

The officers were in the area as a result of recent narcotics activity when they encountered a suspicious vehicle. As Officer Hamilton checked the area for the vehicle's occupants he encountered a man and was shot in the head.

One suspect was taken into custody at the scene. A second suspect fled the scene but apprehended several days later.

Officer Hamilton had served with the Pikeville Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 111

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

narcotics, suspicious vehicle

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Scotty, there’s not a day goes by we don’t think or miss you brother. Life takes uncertain turns we can’t foresee and leaves us feeling empty. It’s taken me this long to leave a reflection of how much you meant to all of us at the department. Working with you over a decade and now telling war stories of the legend “Scotty Hamilton.” I can’t put into words the void left in our community and families now that your gone. This place isn’t nor will it ever be the same. For those reading this post, and never having met Scotty words can’t begin to describe how great of a person he is and was. The world lost a great man when god called him home. Rest In Peace brother, a hero remembered NEVER dies!

Patrolman Joseph Slone
Pikeville Police Department

October 31, 2018

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