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Police kill suspect wanted in murder of Kentucky police officer

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HOPKINSVILLE, KY--The search for a suspect that police say shot and killed a police officer in Kentucky has come to an end.

Police in Clarksville, Tennessee say they shot and Killed James Kennith Decoursey early Friday morning.

Police say Decoursey shot and killed Hopkinsville Kentucky police officer Phillip Meacham while impersonating a police officer.

Decoursey fled the scene in a stolen pickup truck.

Police caught up with Decoursey off of Interstate 24 in Clarksville.

"Phillip was a good guy,” said Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks. “An athlete, just a likable guy, fun to be around, a good man, a good parent, a good husband. Just a good guy who wanted to serve his community and had been doing so through the Christian County Sheriff's Office for a number of years before coming to us just about a year ago. So, he was one of the best of the best."

Officer Meacham leaves behind a wife and two school-aged children.

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