Shots Fired At Magoffin Sheriff & Officers

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
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A tense night in eastern Kentucky after shots are fired at the Magoffin County Sheriff.

It happened in the community of Royalton off Half Mountain Road last night..

Sheriff Bob Jordan was trying to arrest a teen driver for fleeing a D.U.I. checkpoint. The teen wouldn't stop, leading Jordan and several state troopers on a chase. Officers say the 15 year-old boy wrecked shortly thereafter, ran away, and fell down a 20-foot embankment.

While officers tried to rescue the boy, shots began to ring out around them. Sheriff Jordan says he could see the rounds going over his head.

Jordan says he, a deputy & two state troopers ducked in front of their cars while shots continued for two hours.
Five other troopers eventually came in and rescued them.

Police say the teen was not the one firing shots, but believe he knows who is responsible. The teen also shattered the window of a cruiser, while trying to escape and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.


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  • by Bill on Oct 30, 2007 at 03:24 AM
    For gods sake don't give the police more guns.Take away the ones they have.Our police have become more like military units then civil police as it is.Eastern Ky. is becomming a very dangerous place to live.
  • by anonymous Location: kentucky on Oct 29, 2007 at 07:32 PM
    dave, you're right.the two troopers had m-16's. 2 deputies had AR-15's.the other two had just their sidearms. But believe you me. the other two would have loved to have had a rifle.
  • by KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BOB Location: Magoffin on Oct 29, 2007 at 05:38 PM
    I live in Magoffin county and have done so all my life.And i just want to say that the past Sheriffs we have had has never enforced the laws and some you could say have encouraged the criminals.And now that we have finally got a sheriff that is trying his best to make our County and roads safe gets nothing but criticism.I agree with all the comments about treating these out of control teenagers as adults.If they want to do the crimes let them do the time.I don't know what this incident has to do with racism,but i will say that there are good and bad in every race.People just need to grow up and stop getting mad at law enforcement for doing their jobs.If you don't want your child getting into trouble with the law,grow up and be parents instead of friends to your children.Instead of encourging them that drinking and driving is ok.For Bob Jordon he is a great guy and an awesome sheriff,keep the good work up Bob and rid our county of it's trash.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Oct 28, 2007 at 03:37 PM
    Sounds like Sheriff Jordan and KSP need to invest in a couple of AR-15's.
  • by Henryk Location: Lake Placid on Oct 27, 2007 at 03:31 AM
    Every day they put their life on the line. God bless the law enforcement and peace officers.
  • by Sherry Location: Mt. Sterling on Oct 26, 2007 at 05:50 PM
    I agree with c from fkt 110%. They should be treated as an adult. Maybe there wouldn't be as many crimes with these youngsters!!!
  • by Sandy Location: Kentucky on Oct 26, 2007 at 03:24 PM
    Thank God that Bob and the other officers made it home. Magoffin needs a couple more officers to help clean up the trash.Thank you and keep up the good work and stay safe.
  • by Jim Location: Lex-Vegas on Oct 26, 2007 at 02:52 PM
    To whoever thinks giving out juvenile names is some form of discrimination...learn the law before you comment on it. It's people like you that perpetuate racism by saying that anything you don't understand has to be racially-motivated. Juvenile names can't be released by law-enforcement, only by the judicial system or from the juvenile's family. The police and media know full well who this person is, but because they don't want to be sued or put in jail, they don't release it...that's not their job nor is it within the law. Again, learn the law or shut up your ignorant comments.
  • by Anonymous Location: ky on Oct 26, 2007 at 02:40 PM
    please tell me how we get racism out of this. An offender is an offender, regardless of the color of their skin.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2007 at 01:46 PM
    It's hillbilly nation and they are coming to town.
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