Louisville Police Officer Nick Rodman remembered by Senate

03/30/2017 10:07 PM

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky state Senate paid tribute to Louisville Metro Police Officer Nick Rodman who died Wednesday afternoon, less than a day after he was involved
in a crash in west Louisville, with a moment of silence and a memorial resolution.

Sen. Dan Seum, R-Louisville, rose first to pay tribute to the fallen officer on the state Senate floor.

“This is a very, very sad day for the Louisville Police Department,” Seum said. “As an associate member of the FOP, this a tragedy.”

Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, reminded everyone about the risks officers like Rodman take every day.

“Officer Rodman put on his uniform, went to work, and he didn’t come home,” McGarvey said. “But when he put on that uniform in the morning and got into his patrol car to go to work, he knew those risks.”

Rodman leaves a wife and two small children.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer ordered flags at all Louisville Metro properties to be flown at half-staff and encouraged residents to do the same in honor of Rodman.

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