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Campbellsville Man Shot & Killed, Deputy Sheriff Shot in Leg

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (May 7, 2024) - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has been requested by the Campbellsville Police Department (CPD) and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred on May 7, 2024 at approximately 4:28 P.M. EST at 401 Pitman Avenue in Campbellsville.

Big Dawg News has learned that Terry Thompson age 65 of Campbellsville fired a shot and struck Taylor County Deputy Mark Dicken in the leg,  Thompson was then shot and killed by Campbellsville Police.

Dicken was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital, Thompson was pronounced dead by the Taylor County Coroner.

At the request of the CPD and TCSO, KSP Post 15 Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene on Pitman Avenue in the city limits of Campbellsville. KSP initiated an investigation into the incident and it remains ongoing by the CIRT.

KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the Commonwealth as requested by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP’s standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.