Bevin orders flags lowered in honor of Louisville Officer Nick Rodman

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Matt Bevin is honoring an officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department killed in the line of duty last week.

Officer Nick Rodman died Wednesday of injuries sustained a day earlier when a suspect who had been leading police on a high-speed chase struck his marked police car.

“Nick Rodman was a hero, and will forever be remembered as such,” Bevin said. "This is a terrible tragedy and a painful reminder of the selfless bravery of those who choose to protect and serve us. We are heartbroken for his family, his friends, and the LMPD."

A memorial service will be held at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville on Tuesday at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral procession to Cave Hill Cemetery.

To honor the life and dedication of Rodman, Bevin has ordered flags at all state office buildings to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday from sunrise to sunset. He also urges private businesses to lower their flags as well.

Rodman is the second LMPD officer to die in the line of duty since the department was formed in 2003, following the merger of Louisville and Jefferson County governments.

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