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Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Mark Taulbee - [Hodgenville, Kentucky]
By PoliceOne Staff
Officer Mark Taulbee of the Hodgenville (Ky.) Police Department was killed in a single-vehicle crash while pursuing a vehicle at approximately 0325 hours Sunday.
Office Taulbee had responded to a domestic disturbance and, upon arriving, was informed that a male subject had just taken a vehicle without permission and left the scene. Taulbee then pursued the vehicle at high speeds until his vehicle left the roadway and crashed.
The subject continued to flee but later turned himself in later in the morning.
Officer Taulbee had served with the Hodgenville Police Department for 13 months and had previously served with the Morgan Police Department and the Butler County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
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