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Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Ernest Franklin - [Barren County, Kentucky]
End of Service: 04/03/2014
By Justin Madden
BARREN COUNTY, Ky. — A Barren County sheriff's deputy died in a wreck on Wednesday night.
Ernest Franklin, 58, of Glasgow, was driving east on Ky. 90 when he drove off the right shoulder, striking an embankment and a tree stump and stopping in a pond, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
Franklin was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Louisville.
According to Barren County Sheriff Kent Keen, Franklin was on duty at the time of the crash.
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