Calloway County community mourns the loss of Chief Deputy Jody Cash
MURRAY, KY. (KFVS) - Tributes continue pouring in for 44-year-old Jody Cash who was killed in a shooting outside the Marshall County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon.
Cash, a veteran law enforcement officer, served as chief deputy at the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office. Kentucky State Police confirmed Cash spent eight years with their agency, retiring as a sergeant.
According to a national nonprofit that tracks fallen officers, Cash also worked for Murray State University’s police department and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.
On Tuesday, officers from across Kentucky paid their respects at the Imes Funeral Home in Murray for fallen officer Jody Cash.
Across town, flags were lowered to half-staff in honor of the fallen Calloway County deputy.
“He was a big influence for the community here in Calloway County,” said Ryan Buchanan, the Post Commander of the VFW in Murray.
Buchanan and some of his fellow VFW members, lowered one flag in a Murray park to pay their respect.
“The veterans of Calloway want you to know that we’re here for the community. To try and get back and try and help where we can,” said Buchanan
Buchanan said he knew Cash from around the community.
“I just know that he was super active within Calloway. He was always involved in something, he always be talking with kids or talking with people,” said Buchanan.
Buchanan said he, like many others in the small community, are heartbroken. He’s one example of the outpouring of support from civilians and law enforcement.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jody’s family and to the citizens of Calloway county,” said Buchanan.
A memorial was also created outside the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals stopped to pay their respect to the fallen officer and some left flowers which surround a squad car.
The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office said a donation account was set up for those wishing to give to Chief Deputy Cash’s family.
Kentucky State Police still have not identified the suspect, who was also killed in Monday’s shooting.
KSP issued a statement saying the incident is still under investigation and that it could be 10 to 14 days before more information is released.
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