Lieutenant Mark Allen Pike

Lieutenant Mark Allen Pike

Taylor County Detention Center, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, May 20, 2022

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Mark Allen Pike

Lieutenant Mark Pike suffered a fatal heart attack after aiding an officer who was being attacked by an inmate.

An inmate was assaulting a deputy jailer, and Lieutenant Pike responded to help control the situation. The deputy was injured, and Lieutenant Pike transported her to the local hospital. He returned to the detention center to finish his shift when he collapsed. He was unable to be resuscitated.

Lieutenant Pike had served with the Taylor County Detention Center for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, son, father, sister, and brother.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

prisoner custody

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Lt. Pike,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Taylor County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of Corrections/Detention Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 20, 2024

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