Kentucky

Part of U.S. 127 to be renamed for slain Harrodsburg police officer

A memorial service honoring slain Harrodsburg Police Dept. Officer Regina Nickles was held around a monument honoring her, on the courthouse lawn in Harrodsburg, Ky., Tuesday, October, 14, 2008. 10 years ago to the day, Nickles became the first female officer to be killed in the line of duty in Kentucky when she was shot to death on October 14,1998 while investigating a suspicious person call.  Charles Bertram | Staff 6769
A memorial service honoring slain Harrodsburg Police Dept. Officer Regina Nickles was held around a monument honoring her, on the courthouse lawn in Harrodsburg, Ky., Tuesday, October, 14, 2008. 10 years ago to the day, Nickles became the first female officer to be killed in the line of duty in Kentucky when she was shot to death on October 14,1998 while investigating a suspicious person call. Charles Bertram | Staff 6769

A portion of U.S. 127 in Mercer County will be designated Sunday as the "Officer Regina Nickles Memorial Highway."

Nickles was the first female police officer in Kentucky to be killed in the line of duty. Nickles, a 15-year veteran of the Harrodsburg Police Department, was shot and killed in October 1998 as she answered a report of a prowler at a Harrodsburg factory. She was the first female officer in the department's history.

A sign unveiling is to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at McAfee Fire Station, 2805 Louisville Road. The designation of the memorial highway will be from the city limits of Harrodsburg north to the Anderson County line.

The road was designated by action of the Kentucky General Assembly.

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