BENTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Authorities have released the identity of the Calloway County deputy killed in Monday’s officer-involved shooting in Marshall County.

The deputy has been identified by FBI Louisville and the Lexington Police Department as Chief Deputy Jody Cash.

Prior to serving with the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Cash was a sergeant with the Kentucky State Police.

The identity of the individual who allegedly shot Deputy Cash has not yet been released.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.


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A deputy and one other are dead following an incident Monday in Marshall County.

According to KSP, an officer-involved shooting occurred around 2:10 p.m. CST where one subject was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

A Calloway County deputy was also shot and transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased, according to a news release.

Gov. Andy Beshear responded to the deputy’s death.

“Britainy and I ask Kentuckians to join us in holding the family and loved ones of the Calloway County Deputy in their prayers,” Beshear said on Twitter. “This deputy has paid the ultimate sacrifice today while serving our commonwealth. Let us honor the life, bravery and service of this deputy.”

The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting and has not yet released any details about the shooting or the names of the two deceased.

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