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Investigation continues in officer's death

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No new information has been released

By Stevie L. Daugherty

A homicide investigation is ongoing regarding the death of Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford.

As of Monday, there was no new information to report on the case.

"We are continuing to investigate every lead and using every resource available to us to bring this to some resolution," said Billy Gregory, public affairs officer for the Columbia Kentucky State Police Post.

According to Kentucky State Police, the Campbellsville 911 Center received a call from Tonya Ford of 109 Graham Road in Taylor County at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, stating that she had arrived at her residence and found that her husband, 40-year-old David M. Ford, had been shot. Kentucky State Police personnel arrived at the scene at 1:19 p.m. and are currently conducting a homicide investigation.  Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young said Ford was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

Ford began working in Marion County as the police chief in Bradfordsville in 2004 and was hired at the Lebanon Police Department in October of 2005.

Kentucky State Police Detective Israel Slinker is investigating the case, Young said.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1 (800) 222-5555 or the Lebanon Police Department at (270) 692-2121.

More information will be reported as it becomes available.