Funeral Arrangements Set For Deputy

People who knew Deputy Sean Pursifull say his death is something that will be felt by people throughout Bell County.

Pursifull grew up in in the area, graduating from Bell County High School back in 1995. He returned to the county after his training and was half of the first K-9 unit ever in Bell County.

Visitation for Pursifull is Saturday at the Arnett & Steele funeral home in Pineville. Public Visitation begins at 5:00 p.m.

The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bell County High School gym.

Pursifull and his service dog, King, were a regular sight in the halls of schools in Bell County. He came to perform drug searches, but also to educate students about the dangers of drugs.

School officials call his death a "devastating loss" and say he had the ability to really connect with kids.

Officials also say the drug problem at Bell County High School has fallen dramatically since Pursifull started making his rounds there.

Pursifull was killed when a teenage driver, leading police on a high speed chase, crashed into his cruiser. That driver, and another teenage passenger, have been charged with murder.


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  • by jamie Location: flat lick on Nov 12, 2008 at 07:02 PM
    Sean you was a wonderful person you and your partner King. you was loved ever weres I hope justice is served
  • by Kelsey Location: pineville on May 21, 2008 at 02:48 PM
    I think that is awful that a hero. Sean was about to marry my aunt Stephanie and she is pregant with little unborn cousin Sean Bennett. My prayers to sean and king family. You will always be in my memorys. GOD BLESS.
  • by Kim Location: Pineville, KY on Jan 17, 2008 at 09:37 PM
    Sean gave everything he had to keep us safe from harm here in Bell County. He and King together lowered our drug problems in the schools and in the county. He was a great guy who loved his family and was looking forward to the birth of his first son. May God Bless his family and the baby when he is born..Sean and King will forever live on in the history books of Bell County Kentucky!
  • by Matthew Partin Location: Partin on Jan 16, 2008 at 11:02 AM
    All gave some in the police business but Sean Pursifull gave everything he had for Bell County. He will always be remembered for that. In memory of deputy Sean Pursifull and King. 409 lives forever. Love you buddy. Rest in peace up in Heaven.
  • by me Location: corbin on Jan 14, 2008 at 06:35 PM
    bart i hopr ypu are never in need of a police dog. that dog might not help you. those dog are just as much like these officers family as anyone. so why not honor them
  • by heartbroken Location: pineville, ky on Jan 14, 2008 at 04:50 PM
    My prayers go out to the family, daughters,Stephanie and his unborn son, Carl and his many, many fellow officers. When something this tragic happens we all look for someone to blame but this is a time to morn the loss of two very special people. To see all the officers and K-9's at the wake and then at the funeral was so touching. Some think it was silly to have a funeral for a "dog". What you need to know is that the "dog" helped save more lives than you could imagine or probably even tried to save. King was not only part of Seans family but the K-9 family as well and was an "officer of the law". So yeah, he deserved to be have a funeral with his best friend and be buried along side of him in the "family" cemetery as well. To all the policemen and women, human or not, my prayers are with each of you.
  • by officer Location: Delaware on Jan 14, 2008 at 01:14 PM
    AS A POLICE OFFICER HERE IN NEW CASTLE CO. DELAWARE AND WHERE THE DRIVER OF THIS ACCIDENT IS FROM MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF OFC. PURSIFULL. WHEN ONE OFFICER IS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY WE ALL FEEL THE ANGUISH AND EMPTINESS INSIDE. INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT IN THIS LINE OF WORK WILL NEVER KNOW THE BOND THAT POLICE OFFICERS HAVE WITH EACH OTHER, KNOWING THAT WE ONLY DEPEND ON EACH OTHER TO SAVE OUR LIVES FROM HARMS WAY. EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER MET OFC. PURSIFULL I AM SADEND BY THE NEWS OF HIS DEATH, ESPECIALLY BY CRIMINALS FROM DELAWARE.
  • by concerned Location: Knox Co. on Jan 14, 2008 at 05:53 AM
    Ricky, First of all, get your story together. The car WAS stolen. The license plate DID NOT match the car. So, should they just have been set free? What if it was your car they had stolen. Wouldn't you want it back. Sometimes, people should just leave their opinions to themseleves until they get the whole story and UNDERSTAND it.
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on Jan 13, 2008 at 03:07 PM
    A funeral for a dog? That's just silly!What did the people do? Line up to look at a dead dog? It's the epitome of absurdity!
  • by me Location: knox on Jan 13, 2008 at 05:56 AM
    ricky why should the passenger not be charged he could have easily reached over and cut the car off it aint that dang hard to do he is just as guilty as the driver should be 2 counts of murder on the driver and passenger being a firefighter u get to know these officers and most of them are good people just doing there job
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