Police have arrested an Ohio man who allegedly went out looking for a cop to kill and found one.
Police say a Danville woman called police to warn them Sunday night, saying her ex-boyfriend “left with weapons and was looking to kill an officer,” WBNS-TV reports. Danville Officer Thomas Cottrell was found shot to death later that night.
“We are very sad to report the line of duty death of Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell,” Knox County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook. “Our officers and BCI are conducting the investigation.”
Herschel Jones, 34, was arrested shortly after after being chased on foot. No charges have been pressed yet.
Prayers for Ohio’s first fallen officer for 2016 a Danville PD Officer was shot/killed this evening in Knox County. pic.twitter.com/s0gW5nKYqS
— Chief Jim Gilbert (@CHIEFGILBERT1) January 18, 2016
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