Former Caldwell County Deputy Dies In Marshall Shooting

A Calloway County Sheriff’s deputy, who was retired from Kentucky State Police, and a second person were killed in a shooting near the Marshall County Detention Center Monday afternoon.

Kentucky State Police say they were called to investigate an officer-involved shooting around 2 p.m. in the area of the Marshall County Detention Center. Reports to the News Edge indicate the Calloway County Deputy Sheriff was Jody Cash, who is a native of Princeton. He was the son of Teresa and Wayne Cash.

Deputy Cash was reportedly shot in the incident and transported to the hospital along with the second person. Police say they both were pronounced dead at the hospital.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says “This deputy has paid the ultimate sacrifice today while serving our commonwealth. Let us honor the life, bravery, and service of this deputy.” Andy Beshear added “Britainy Beshear and I ask Kentuckians to join us in holding the family and loved ones of the Calloway County Deputy in their prayers,”

State Police say they are investigating the shooting. The name of the other person killed in the shooting has not been released.

Cash is a 1996 graduate of Caldwell County High School and a 2003 graduate of Murray State University.

Cash began his law enforcement officer career at the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office in 1999. He worked there for two years and moved to Murray State University Police where he was the assistant chief. He left there in 2011 to join the Kentucky State Police and was the valedictorian of his Kentucky State Police Cadet Class. He was named the 2013 Post 1 Trooper of the Year and then later went to work at the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office.