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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Pronounced Dead At Scene Of Crash

Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
Hopkins County Sheriff's Office

This article has been updated with a statement from the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office and a photo of the officer.


A Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputy died this morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway.

Officer Terry Vick was a 19-year veteran of law enforcement. He served Muhlenberg County for the bulk of his career and was a school resource officer with Hopkins County School District.

According to Kentucky State Police, Vick’s car crossed the median, struck a guardrail and a concrete structure. Vick was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hopkins County Coroner’s Office.

Credit Hopkins County Sheriff's Office / Facebook photo
Facebook photo

A statement released to the media by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office said Vick was the school resource officer for Hanson Elementary School, but had just completed an overnight security detail at the Madisonville North Hopkins COVID-19 testing site. The statement also said he was a husband, a father and a U.S. Marine Corp veteran. 

The investigation is continuing by KSP Trooper Jacob Stephens.

Hannah is a Murray State Journalism major. She found her place in radio during her second year in Murray. She is from Herndon, KY, a small farming community on the Kentucky/Tennessee stateline.