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Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell to resign

Jason Riley - WDRB 41
Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell to resign

Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell plans to resign February 28, according to a Facebook post from his department on Friday.

In his handwritten resignation letter, Greenwell says his last day will be Tuesday and he's retiring Wednesday. He signed the letter, "P.S. Jesus knows!"

Greenwell, who has been in office since January 2011, has health issues and is facing allegations of misconduct by his former second-in-command and a lead detective. He did not respond to several requests for comment from WDRB News.

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LMPD officer injured, suspect dead after shooting

Taylor Riley - Courier~Journal
LMPD officer injured, suspect dead after shooting

A Louisville Metro Police officer is recovering from injuries and a suspect is dead after shots were fired Saturday night near Churchill Downs.

Chief Steve Conrad told WHAS that officers were responding to a burglary around 10:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Oleanda Avenue near Taylor Boulevard. Police had reports of someone inside the house and when officers entered, they found a white male in his 20s upstairs.

Conrad said the suspect began shooting at the officers, striking one in the chest area.

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Pipe bursts at LMPD near 'packaged evidence'

Phillip M. Bailey - Courier~Journal
Pipe bursts at LMPD near 'packaged evidence'

A pipe burst at Louisville Metro Police headquarters last week, causing a water leak that impacted "packaged evidence" stored in the department's crime lab.

In an email, Cathy Duncan, the city's fleet and facilities manager, confirmed her agency received a report about a water leak in the basement of police headquarters on Jan. 13. She said a facilities manager and plumber were immediately sent to the site, traced the leak and had a contractor make repairs.

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Widow of officer killed by alleged drunken driver shares story

Jennifer Baileys - WLKY 32
Widow of officer killed by alleged drunken driver shares story

It's been nearly three months since Louisville Metro Police Detective Jason Schweitzer was hit and killed by a woman police said was driving drunk.

His widow, Jessica Schweitzer, looked back on her husband's life as she sat down with WLKY's Jennifer Baileys.

"The night we met, I remember he just had such a huge personality. I was instantly drawn to him," Jessica said.

Jason and Jessica Schweitzer's love story has a common theme: Police work. They were introduced by a fellow LMPD officer. Years later they were married and started a family.

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Rick McCubbin named new chief of Shepherdsville Police Department

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Rick McCubbin named new chief of Shepherdsville Police Department

The former Bardstown police chief has been chosen to lead the Shepherdsville Police Department.

Rick McCubbin was named as the chief on Tuesday following a vote of 6-0 by the Shepherdsville City Council.

McCubbin will replace Doug Puckett who gave a written notice he would retire on Jan. 31.

McCubbin left the Bardstown force in May of 2016 and cited interference from Bardstown Mayor John Royalty as a major reason for his departure.

Rick McCubbin is the new chief of the Shepherdsville Police Department.

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Fischer: Police union vote a 'distraction'

Phillip M. Bailey - Courier~Journal
Fischer: Police union vote a 'distraction'

Mayor Greg Fischer dismissed suggestions that a vote by Louisville's police union that found fewer than 2 percent of members have confidence in Chief Steve Conrad's leadership is a sign of low morale.

"When I talk to our police officers what they say is, 'I just want to do my job.' And that's what I'm focusing on right now," Fischer said Thursday during an hour-long discussion on 89.3 WFPL. "These other things are a distraction to what's the most concerning to our citizens and that's to make our streets safer."

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Louisville FOP overwhelmingly votes no confidence in LMPD and Chief Conrad

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Louisville FOP overwhelmingly votes no confidence in LMPD and Chief Conrad

The Louisville Fraternal Order of Police has made a no confidence vote of LMPD leadership.

Out of seven questions, all exceeded 90 percent in the "no" category. For example, 99.3 percent of voters said they don't "believe that the LMPD has enough officers to function effectively."

On the ballot were several questions to members including confidence in leadership, communication and manpower, despite the addition of a SWAT team and expansion of the narcotics units.

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