Detective Darrell Vendl Phelps

Photo of Detective Darrell Vendl Phelps
End of Watch: Fri, Aug 7th, 1981
Date of Incident: Fri, Aug 7th, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 12 years
Age: 34


His wife Gale, daughter Tammy and son Daren


Detective Phelps was fatally shot while he and another officer were investigating illegal cultivation of marijuana in a field in Edmonson County, Kentucky.

Detective Phelps was assigned to Post 3 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

In honor of his service and sacrifice, an eight mile stretch of Ky. 1153 was designated the Detective Darrell V. Phelps Memorial Highway.


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919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
(800) 222-5555
Commissioner Rodney Brewer


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