A former Eastern Kentucky sheriff has died.
William Taulbee Pratt died Tuesday after a sudden illness. Besides being elected Knott County Sheriff, he was also a former state trooper and a graduate of the first State Police Academy.
Taulbee was also a U.S. Army Veteran, former instructor at the Hazard State Vocational School, and a former service station owner.
His funeral will be at one o'clock Saturday afternoon at Hindman Funeral Services.
Pratt was 82 years old.