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Madisonville Police Department Officer Involved Shooting

Date of News Release: 06/22/2014

Madisonville, KY (Hopkins County) - On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at approximately 8:15 P.M., Madisonville Police Department requested Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville to investigate an officer involved shooting in the city limits of Madisonville. Two Madisonville Police Officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Douglas M. Seaton, 35, of Madisonville, Ky. Mr. Seaton fled the traffic stop and officers initiated a vehicle pursuit for approximately one mile. Mr. Seaton exited the vehicle, brandished a firearm, and failed to comply with verbal commands as he approached the officers. Madisonville Police fired shots and struck Mr. Seaton. Mr. Seaton was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Dennis Mayfield at 8:06 P.M. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00 A.M., at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville. Per agency policy, both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.