FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) – In honor of fallen Officer Nick Rodman, Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed that flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, April 4.

“Nick Rodman was a hero, and will forever be remembered as such,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “We are heartbroken for his family, his friends, and the LMPD at the news of this devastating loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with this community in the days and months ahead. This is a terrible tragedy, and a painful reminder of the selfless bravery of those who choose to protect and serve us. We are grateful. Let’s bind together as Kentuckians and let the LMPD, as well as all other law enforcement communities, know they have our full support. We must protect those who protect us.”

Ofc. Rodman died in a crash during a police pursuit. He has served the Louisville community as an LMPD officer for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and young children.

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