That's when Martin heard a gunshot and returned to find Hamilton with a fatal gunshot wound, police said.
According to Pikeville's Public Safety Commissioner, Officer Scotty Hamilton was shot and killed in the line of duty. According to Fox 11 Eyewitness News, KSP spokesman William Petry said four people were arrested and taken into custody at the scene on unrelated charges.
Bow So Cute, a boutique bow retailer in Pike County, is selling two bow ties with 100 percent of the proceeds going to a Hamilton family trust fund. "Officer Hamilton leaves behind a wife, a young daughter, and a community that is safer for his service".
Hamilton had worked several investigations with the KSP, Sims said.
The City of Pikeville went into an immediate state of mourning for Officer Hamilton.
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Pikeville Mayor James A. Carter somberly announced the news outside the police department.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Pikeville Wednesday to pay their respects as his body was moved.
The $10 shirt features a Pikeville Police Department crest on the front and has "In loving memory of Scotty Hamilton" written on the back.
A fire truck hoisted an American flag as police cars filed underneath during the procession.
Pikeville Police and KSP troopers continue looking for the shooting suspect.