Family Reacts To Woman Killed In Sheriff's Deputy Shooting

Investigators are trying to piece together what they know after a woman was found shot to death on a Nicholas County horse farm.

Police were called to a horse farm on Headquarters Road in western Nicholas County.

55-year-old Brenda Pollitt was found dead.

State police say the death resulted from an incident between two people -- one of those a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department identifies the deputy as Scotty Hill, who's been with the department for more than five years.

Authorities say Deputy Hill has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by Kentucky State Police.

No charges have been filed.

The Nicholas County coroner tells 27 NEWSFIRST Pollitt owned the farm where the shooting happened.


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  • by my2cents Location: Kentucky on Jan 13, 2009 at 09:35 PM
    Ok Archiball, I desire to comment on your statement. First of all, I have a great respect for law enforcement agencies, in fact, I work for one, however, those who "suit up in uniform and gun belt" chose that job and although many go above and beyond their call of duty, they are being paid to serve and protect. Their pay comes from tax payers, which means anyone who owns property or has a job helps to pay them to protect us. That, Archiball, gives others the right to state their opinions instead keeping their "slams for co-workers around the water cooler."
  • by archiball Location: northern ky on Jan 12, 2009 at 11:13 PM
    Its amazing how many of you can slam on the very people that protect you every day. Unless you were there or have ever suited up in a uniform and gun belt maybe you should keep the slams for your co-workers around the water cooler.
  • by hans gruber Location: nakatomi on Jan 8, 2009 at 09:36 PM
    By the way, what happened to protect and serve? When you see a cruiser in your rear view, do think he's there to help you? The only differenvce between a common criminal and some cops is that when cops commit crimes, they walk, often without even going to court. This woman could have been any of us. Theres no other way to look at it. A police officer in civilian clothes pulls onto your property in the middle of the night with tools to remove property. Cop or not, when told to leave, he should have left the property immediately, without question, just as anyone else is required to do under the law. Officer Cole, you are no better than anyone else and your life is worth no more or less regardless of your profession or any superriority complex you may have. It is a shame that you would need to be told this being educated as you are. Apparently someone needs to go back to EKU and study the law a bit more, it will become clear to you actually read and understand the law.
  • by Cole Location: Lexington on Jan 3, 2009 at 07:04 PM
    Deb: No education? I beg to differ! I am an officer and have a degree from EKU in Police Administration. What kind of education do you have? Probably less than most people. For all of you that want to hang any police officer, deputy, trooper, etc. that are involved in a shooting; next time you are a victim of a crime...do not call us and then see what happens.
  • by Zeke Location: Olin on Jan 3, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    I wonder why, if this woman was so hard to get along or deal with, why didn`t he call her and tell her he had bought the horse and would like to pick it up, if she told him he couldn`t he should have went to the proper athorities, proved his claim then got the horse then,WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN PART OF HIS TRAINING or common sense. That makes me think he was looking to show his athority, also why did he take his family with him, for witneses? where were his family, the news never said whether they saw it or not to back his story? just wondering.
  • by Larry on Jan 3, 2009 at 03:43 PM
    If that guy shot that woman in the back, he's a coward,, same thing went Bob Ford who shot Jesse James in the back of the head,,,,,that dirty little coward
  • by rocky mountain Location: ky on Jan 3, 2009 at 12:57 PM
    I have to agree with Mark on this one you are right on the money!!! There is alot more to this story according to gossip from the neighbors in carisle. Your right all most all officers have a big mouth wife trying to defend police actions because they dont want people to know what there husbands are in to.
  • by Trying to hold my tongue Location: Walking Horse KY on Jan 3, 2009 at 09:32 AM
    Many people in the horse community knew this woman. She had a reputation and it wasn't good. I'm surprised this hasn't happened before now. Don't offer an opinion if you don't know the people involved.
  • by Mark Location: Danville on Jan 3, 2009 at 09:21 AM
    Two things you can count on. The sun coming up in the morning, and some big mouthed police officer's wife getting on here and defending even the most outlandish actions.
  • by John Location: KY on Jan 3, 2009 at 08:23 AM
    Anonymous,I was not trained by Ky Law for police I was trained in the Marines you are right if someone points a gun at you, you react instantly or you are dead. But in Ky if a civilian reacts you are charged with murder and have to wait it out in jail and prove yourself INNOCENT.

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