Police Officer Drives into Flood Waters and Drowns

Kentucky Case Report: 18KY007
Release Date: November 05, 2018

The following report is the product of our Cooperative State partner and is presented here in its original unedited form from the state. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the individual Cooperative State partner and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.


On Friday, March 2, 2018, a police officer was killed after driving his 2015 Ford Explorer into floodwaters while
on patrol. On Monday, March 5, 2018, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet informed the Kentucky Fatality Assessment
and Control Evaluation Program of the incident. On March 13, 2018, the Kentucky FACE investigator
conducted a site visit. Photographs of the incident site and witness statements were taken at that time.

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