Man Shot, Killed By State Police

BEDFORD, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky state police say a 39-year-old man was shot and killed yesterday by two Kentucky state troopers.

State police say Darrell Corley of Trimble County approached Sgt. Howard Rice and Trooper Kyle Moffett, with a knife while they investigated a call.

The troopers shot Corley, who was pronounced dead at the scene. State police say the troopers were called by a woman, who said
Corley was violating a domestic violence order. The troopers found Corley a short distance from the woman's home and in possession of a large knife.

Troopers say Corley refused to drop the knife, prompting the shooting.

Rice, a 9-year-veteran, and Moffett, a 2-year-veteran, were placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-12-30-07 0700EST


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  • by true Location: Lagrange on Jan 7, 2008 at 10:55 PM
    you all didn't know the whole story and really didn't know the man he wasn't a threat,, he was just going through a hard time and if you look into the past there he never hurt her it was only words. He was walking home to get away from the situation. Oh and did you know that she called him all the time to fix something or to pick up the kids from school so that EPO meant nothing to her.. I wish things were handled different but what is done is done... Darryll was a GOOD HEARTED Man, and will be missed
  • by Mark Location: Lexington on Jan 4, 2008 at 02:54 PM
    I understand that this was a deadly force incident and I wasnt there but isnt it possible that 2 trained Troopers could have just crushed this guys skull in instead of killing him? Back in the day, Troopers would just kick your A#* instead. Must be a new breed of Troopers these days. How many people have the KSP killed this year compared to all of the other Law enforcement agencies in KY. Do they even teach them to fight in the academy anymore. Dont get me wrong Im pro Police but man it seems like every other day a KSP trooper has killed somebody.
  • by Byron Location: Johnson County on Jan 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM
    kentucky state police are cowards and will murder someone if they jump out and say BOOO!, it redicoulous
  • by Ben Location: Lex on Jan 2, 2008 at 09:25 AM
    Fred, suppose someone breaks into your house and they have a knife. You pull a gun and tell them to freeze. Instead of freezing, they come at you. You have a split second to react. Are you gonna shoot them in the leg? To keep from getting stabbed, I'd say you would shoot them any place you could. If I felt like my life were in danger, I certainly wouldn't hope a taser would stop someone with a knife... thats like saying I'll wait until he gets close enough and I'll poke him in the eye so he can't see me. Lastly, let's not forget, a knife CAN be thrown....
  • by Bob Location: Georgeton on Jan 2, 2008 at 08:47 AM
    To Fred, because a "kill shot" as you put it is center mass.(Infantry for 10 years so I know what I am talking about) No military or police organization teaches you to shoot at arms, head, or legs because it is a small target area and moves much more rapidly than the trunk of the body. Shooting at legs might mean a miss which inturn means a stray bullet and a pissed off individual with a knife still coming at you. In decisions made in seconds you go after the largest most immobile target, and that is center mass(chest).
  • by c Location: fkt on Jan 2, 2008 at 07:34 AM
    How come every time an officer kills one of these lowlives, then the officer is the bad guy? These idiots need to do what they are told and stop, but that's the problem, people think they have a right to do whatever they want whenever they want with no respect for anyone else! I thank these officers for doing their job. Keep up the good work!
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jan 2, 2008 at 05:11 AM
    Fine. Then explain to me why you use a kill shot instead of say, shooting to injure?
  • by Joe Location: Berry Ky, on Jan 2, 2008 at 04:15 AM
    Sorry for the family's loss.But you don't bring a knife out and not expect to get shot I would have done the same.That is one more that will not add to the over crowding of the jails and will not be a burden of the people and a Danger to himself or others again. There were some definite issues with anger or mental problems because he was told to stay away from this person.
  • by Kentucky Location: Kentucky on Jan 1, 2008 at 11:43 PM
    Shall we remove the cops from the streets and let everyman fend for himself? In case you didn't know a knife is a deadly weapon, which means they can kill or cause serious harm. FYI: "Taser" not "TAZOR". A loss of a human life is always tragic, but any officer is trained to use deadly force if there life is in danger.
  • by Jethro Location: Rat cheer on Jan 1, 2008 at 09:24 PM
    Fred, I was a meat cutter for years and have a LOT of experience with several types of knives. I'm also a retired police officer with a LOT of training/experience with several types of nightsticks/batons. Give me a pocketknife against your stick and I'll whittle ya some toothpicks to chew on as you lye in the e.r. contemplating your past run of very good luck, against folks who didn't know how to use a knife. That is, unless I have a gun, then we'll know you as the guy that tried to use a stick in a gun fight. Tazers only disable for 5 seconds per jolt. A person holding a knife is very likely to fall on it when jolted. He will likely still be holding it when the jolt stops, meaning repeat jolts, repeat chances of cutting himself, or someone else. Tazers are good when they can be used, but they are worse than bad when not used right, at the right time. Uncooperative suspect with a large knife= not the right time for a tazer.
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