It's been nearly 25 years since a Lexington Police officer died in the line of duty.
The last Lexington Police officer to die while on duty was Officer Roy Mardis on August 23, 1985.
The 35-year-old Mardis and his police dog were tracking a double murder suspect in Mercer County.
As the man ran from the field, police officers on the perimeter opened fire and Mardis was hit. He left behind a wife and five daughters.
Fayette Sheriff's deputy Joseph Angelucci was killed in 1988 during a struggle with a man with mental problems.
In 1967, Officer Danny Redmon of Lexington Police died in a motorcycle accident during a pursuit.
Lt. John Lewis Thomas was killed during a domestic disturbance, also in 1967.