Police Officer Burke Rhoads Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky End of Watch: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Police Officer Burke Rhoads | Nicholasville Police Department, KentuckyNicholasville Police Department, Kentucky

Police Officer Burke Rhoads

Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Biographical Info

Age:
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: March 11, 2015
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Chief of Police Barry Waldrop
Nicholasville Police Department
510 N Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40340
Phone: (859) 885-9467

Police Officer Burke Rhoads was killed in a vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Rogers Road, in Garrard County, at approximately 7:00 am.
He was en route to Richmond, Kentucky, to take a training course when another vehicle turned in front of his patrol car. The collision spun the patrol car around into oncoming traffic, where it was struck a second time from the rear.
Officer Rhoads was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
Officer Rhoads had served with the Nicholasville Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

Sources are confirming that a Nicholasville police officer has been killed in an accident Wednesday morning.

Kentucky State Police officials confirm that Burke Rhoads was driving a Nicholasville Police Department cruiser.  The cruiser was one of three vehicles involved in an accident in Garrard County Wednesday morning.

Officials say the accident occurred when the driver of a white vehicle pulled out onto US 27 from Rodgers Road when her vehicle clipped Officer Rhoads’ vehicle.

His vehicle then spun into oncoming traffic and was hit by the driver of a black SUV. The three people in that vehicle were taken to UK hospital.

An official cause has not been released in the crash but Kentucky State Police tell LEX 18 that foggy conditions may have reduced visibility.

Rhoads was heading home after training in Richmond when the crash occurred.

Rhoads is survived by a wife and three children. He was an eight-year veteran of the department.

The crash happened around 7 a.m. along US-27 in, near KY-1845 and the Jessamine County line.

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