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Officer's death first for Lexington in 25 years

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.


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