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City of Hopkinsville Mourns Fallen Officer Phillip Meacham

Mayor Carter Hendricks, Police Chief Clayton Sumner, Hopkinsville City Council, and city employees express profound sympathy for the family of Officer Phillip Meacham tragically lost in the line of duty yesterday.  The city’s sincere condolences go out to Officer Meacham’s family and friends.  

Mayor Hendricks stated, “The City of Hopkinsville offers our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Officer Phillip Meacham as well as his brothers and sisters at HPD. I encourage all residents to continue to pray for the family and our entire city as we mourn the loss of one of our finest. We will get through this challenging time because of our strength, compassion, and love.”

Officer Meacham’s public visitation will be held Tuesday, April 3 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Christian County High School gym.  The public memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at Christian County High School gym.  Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Flags on city property will remain lowered to half-staff until the memorial service.

Candlelight Prayer Vigil

The public is also encouraged to bring candles and attend a candlelight prayer vigil tomorrow, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Police Memorial Park beside Hopkinsville Police Department located at 101 North Main Street (rain location: First Baptist Church located at 1400 South Main Street).  Please like Hopkinsville Police Department’s Facebook page and tune in to local media outlets for final location notice to be available by 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Phillip Meacham Memorial Fund

For the continued needs of Officer Meacham’s loved ones, donations may be made directly to the family by:

1.    Going to any Planters Bank location and telling the teller you wish to make a donation to Officer Phillip Meacham’s Memorial Fund or

2.    Mailing donations to:

Planters Bank

Officer Phillip Meacham Memorial Fund

P.O. Box 1570

Hopkinsville, KY  42241-1570

The city also extends a special thanks and note of appreciation to the organizations Supporting Heroes and Concerns of Police Survivors as well as the many residents, businesses, and others who have offered their prayers and other assistance during this difficult time.

For additional information about how you may lend your support, please contact Lt. Kyle Spurlin, Hopkinsville Police Department Public Information Officer at or call (270) 890-0200.