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.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 418

Incident Details

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

escapee, off duty


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 sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Officer Meacham who gave his life in the line of duty.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

April 16, 2018

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