Fallen Pikeville officer wins Citizen of the Year Award

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT)- Fallen Pikeville Police officer Scotty Hamilton was honored Thursday night at the 61st annual Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

Officer Hamilton was shot and killed in the line of duty in March while assisting Kentucky State Police with an investigation in the Hurricane Creek area.

Officer Hamilton was given the Citizen of the Year Award. His wife Chelsi says it will help show her daughter how the community respected her father and how much of a hero he is.

"He would just be very excited and honored ... I guess the biggest thing for me is that this is something I can tell Brenli. Down the road," said Hamilton.

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