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Sheriff’s office reacts quickly to prevent accident

Deputy Wes Gaddis was able to react quickly Monday afternoon when he received a distress call  at 1 p.m. about a mother on Highway 127 who was unable to stop her vehicle.

Lyndsey Tyler called the Harrodsburg 911 Center when her vehicle began  accelerating with no way to stop it.

Deputy Wes Gaddis and Sheriff Ernie Kelty responded to the call. Deputy Gaddis was able to accelerate past her vehicle and position himself in a way that Tyler’s vehicle struck Deputy Gaddis in the rear of his cruiser. Deputy Gaddis was able to bring the run away vehicle to a stop prior to entering the intersection of US 127 and the Bypass.

The run away vehicle also had a passenger, Tyler’s 1-year-old daughter, Addy inside. No injuries occurred and there was minimal damage to both vehicles.

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1 Comment

  1. Melinda Huff on July 1, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    I want to commend officer Gaddis for his act of bravery your quick thinking surely saved their lives. I would like to act that Harrodsburg police department seem to be the best and most helpful than anywhere I have lived since I left my hometown of Portland, Tn. Keep up the good work officers things are crazy out there just remember there are still citizens out there who appreciate your service and would gladly help in any way needed. Take care and God bless each one of you.

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