Officer Phillip Meacham

Photo of Officer Phillip Meacham
End of Watch: Thu, Mar 29th, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 10 months
Age: 38

Survivors

His wife and daughter.

Incident

At approximately 5:10 p.m., Officer Meacham was overtaken in his personal car by another vehicle with flashing blue and red lights. Being aware of recent reports of someone in the area impersonating a police officer, Officer Meacham followed the vehicle into a nearby neighborhood, called for back-up and waited down the street from where the vehicle stopped. When the on-duty unit arrived, Officer Meacham and the on-duty officer proceeded to the residence where the vehicle was located.

Officer Meacham displayed his badge and ID and approached the vehicle with the uniformed officer. As they did, the suspect opened fire fatally wounding Officer Meacham.

The suspect then fled on foot and stole a vehicle. He was located several hours later in Clarksville, Tennessee. As officers approached, he drew his weapon and was shot and killed.

Prior to joining the Hopkinsville Police Department, Officer Meacham served as a deputy with the Christian County Sheriff's Department for 12 years.

Agency

Hopkinsville Police Department Patch
101 North Main Street
Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240
(270) 890-1500
Chief Clayton Sumner

Tributes

There are 12 tributes for Officer Phillip Meacham.

Officer Phillip Meacham
Left by Cathy Parr on Friday, March 30th, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. And to his brothers in blue.