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Lexington police officer Roy Mardis, 1985

Posted on August 23, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Lexington Police Officer Roy Mardis with his police dog Amanda during photo shoot in Lexington, Ky., in  February 1985. This was soon after he was named Lexington Police Officer of The Year. Mardis was accidentally shot by a state trooper during a manhunt for a murder suspect in a Mercer County cornfield on August 23, 1985. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Lexington police officer Roy Mardis with his police dog, Amanda, during a photo shoot in February 1985, soon after he was named Lexington police officer of the year. In 13 years of service, he received 61 commendations. Mardis was accidentally shot and killed by a state trooper during a manhunt for a murder suspect in a Mercer County cornfield on Aug. 23, 1985. He was 35. Since 1994, the road leading to the police department’s canine unit training center has been named Roy Mardis Drive. On Sunday, the 30th anniversary of his death, the police department is hosting a ceremony at the training center honoring Mardis’ memory. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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