Teens Murder Kentucky Human and Canine Police Officers

What evil boys! If anyone ever thought assaults on humans ans animals are two different things, think again. These delinquents obviously meant to harm both...

Joy  |  Jan 11th 2008


What evil boys! If anyone ever thought assaults on humans ans animals are two different things, think again. These delinquents obviously meant to harm both the human and the canine police officers.

Thanks to WLKY.com for this article.

Two Teens Charged With Murder

PINEVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky State Police have charged two juveniles with murder after a sheriff’s deputy was killed when his car was rammed near the Kentucky-Tennessee-Virginia border.

Bell County Deputy Sean Pursifull was 31 years old. Pursifull and his K-9 dog, King, died early Thursday when the cruiser was struck by the teens’ car.

State police said two state troopers attempted to stop the speeding driver on the winding highway through the mostly rural, rugged Appalachian coal-mining region.

The 17-year-old driver veered over the center line of U.S. 119 and rammed into a Bell County Sheriffs car parked beside the road.

The driver and his 16-year-old passenger were not hurt. In addition to the murder charge, they are both charged with assault on a service animal.