Man Killed In Trench Collapse Is Identified

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in Middlesboro have released the name of worker killed in a trench collapse.

He was 32-year-old Joe Shepherd from London, Kentucky.

His funeral was conducted yesterday.

Police say Shepherd was working on a sewer line extension in adeep trench when an earthen wall collapsed the day before Thanksgiving.
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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.middlesborodailynews.com

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  • by Barb Location: Hazrd on Jun 1, 2008 at 12:32 PM
    On Nov.22 one of the best people in the world was taken from us. He was my cousin, but he felt more like a brother. It has been a little over 6 months ago that this has happened, and everytime I think of him I cry. I wished I had talk to him more and let him know what he meant to me. If you have anyone that you love please take the time to tell them, because you never know what may happen. I know I would give anything just to have that oppurtunity to tell Joe what a good man he really was.
  • by CAROLYN SHEPHERD Location: LONDON'KY on Nov 29, 2007 at 04:35 AM
    I AM THE MOTHER OF THIS FALLEN WORKER. ON THE DAY OF NOV.22 WE WERE INFORMED OF AN ACCIDENT WAS NOT GIVEN DETAILS UNTILL LATER THAT NIGHT. JOE WAS PLANNING A THANKSGIVING DINNER WITH HIS FAMILY. AS A MOTHER I AM VERY PROUD OF JOE HIS THREE BROTHERS ARE BROKEN. HE HAS A SIX YEAR OLD SON THAT THROUGHT THE SUN SET ONLY ON HIS DAD. JOE IS A GOOD PERSON THAT WAS KIND TO ALL HE MEET. WE WILL ALL MISS HIM SO MUCH. THERE IS A GREAT BIG HOLE IN OUR LIVES NOW. HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON; WE WERE A VERY CLOSE FAMILY AND NOW EVEN MORE SO. CHRISTMAS WILL NOT MEAN MUCH TO US THIS YEAR. JOE HAD GREAT PLANS FOR US ALL TO BE TOGETHER. THANKS TO ALL THE GREAT FRIENS AND FAMILIES THAT WAS WITH US ALL THE CHURCH MEMBERS THAT CAME TO OUR AID. WE WILL ALL WAYS REMEMBER YOUR KINDNESS A ND LOVE. MOTHER OF JOSEPH MONROE SHEPHERD.
  • by Peggy Location: Ky on Nov 28, 2007 at 02:40 PM
    I'm so sorry for this familys' loss.I will be praying for the family.I hope the best for them.I'm sure the family will miss their loved one deeply.
  • by Billy Pippen Location: West Liberty on Nov 28, 2007 at 07:08 AM
    I am praying for the family of this fallen worker so they may cope with this tragedy eaiser you all are in my prayers!!!

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