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KSP trooper placed on administrative leave after shooting


A Kentucky State Trooper has been placed on paid administrative leave after a Fulton man was shot during a standoff with police.

Keith E. Dildine, 56, of Fulton was shot after he showed a weapon toward local police officers and refused to comply with verbal commands. Dildine fired his weapon at the local police officers. No law enforcement officers were injured.

Senior Trooper Mark D. Franklin, a 13-year veteran with the Kentucky State Police, fired an agency issued weapon at Dildine.

Franklin has been assigned to the Mayfield Post for about three years. He is currently assigned to Fulton and Hickman counties. Before coming to Mayfield post, Franklin was assigned to the Madisonville Post for about 10 years. Franklin served for seven years in the United States Army before joining the Kentucky State Police. Franklin remains on paid administrative leave in accordance with KSP policy.

Patrolman First Class Doug Love with the Fulton City Police Department and Patrolman Jason Pearcey of the South Fulton Police Department fired their duty weapon during the standoff. Love has eight years experience in law enforcement, and has served the last four years with Fulton Police Department. Pearcey has been a police officer with the South Fulton Police Department for about four and a half years.

Dildine remains in critical condition at The Med Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Kentucky State Police are investigating.

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