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KSP: Update on trooper-involved shooting in Green Co.

By Captain Paul Blanton

Greensburg, KY - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) continues the investigation of a trooper-involved shooting that occurred on April 9, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m. CDT in Green County. The preliminary investigation reveals that KSP Post 15 troopers were responding to a request for assistance from the Green County Sheriff's Office for a report of a suicidal subject.

Upon arriving at the scene, Trooper James Ford made contact with Mr. David C. Moran, 74 years old, of Greensburg, KY, and observed that he was armed with a handgun. The trooper attempted de-escalation techniques with Mr. Moran, but those efforts proved unsuccessful. Mr. Moran raised the handgun in the direction of Trooper Ford, and, in recognizing the immediate danger, Trooper Ford fired his agency-issued firearm incapacitating Mr. Moran and ending the deadly threat. Trooper Ford was soon after assisted at the scene by deputies and life-saving measures were attempted on Mr. Moran, but the wound proved fatal and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

In accordance with KSP policies and procedures, Trooper Ford was placed on administrative leave. Trooper Ford is a three (3) year and ten (10) month veteran of the agency.


KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the Commonwealth as requested by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP's standard operating procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.

Earlier: KSP investigates trooper-involved shooting in Green Co.


This story was posted on 2022-05-02 12:15:29
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