Published: January 18, 2016
The suspect's ex-girlfriend called 911 and told officers that the suspect was going out with the intention of hurting officers.
DANVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — A Danville police officer was shot and killed overnight in Knox County.
Thomas Cottrell (Danville PD)
According to the Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer, Officer Thomas Cottrell was killed in the line of duty late Sunday night.
Sheriff Shaffer said around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, the Knox County dispatch center received a call stating that police officers in Danville were in danger. The woman told dispatchers that her ex-boyfriend, Herschel Ray Jones had left with weapons and was looking to kill an officer.
Dispatchers then tried to contact the Danville officer on duty, but were unsuccessful. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office then searched the village.
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