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Marion County Deputy shot and killed during traffic stop

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LEBANON, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Marion County Sheriff's Deputy has died after being shot during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory tells WDRB it happened around 2 a.m. on U. S. 68 near Lebanon.

That's where KSP officials say 31-year-old Deputy Anthony Rakes was shot during a traffic stop involving a 2007 Kia that was stopped in the middle of the road. We're told Rakes was out of his patrol car when the suspect -- identified as 49-year-old Dewayne Shipp of McDaniel, Ky., shot Rakes with a small caliber handgun.

Rakes was taken to Springview Hospital where he died during surgery.

Police weren't sure if Shipp was inside or outside his vehicle when he fired the shot.

Police say Shipp took off on foot but was later arrested in Campbellsville by Kentucky State Police and officers from the Campbellsville Police Department. Shipp was taken to the Taylor County Hospital but later transported to University Hospital to treat a gunshot wound to the leg.

Police say the Shipp's gunshot was self-inflicted.  He has since been charged with murder of a police officer.

Late Wednesday afternoon, police released information on the preliminary autopsy. The results indicate that Rakes died from injuries sustained from two gunshot wounds located in the abdomen and upper torso area. A final autopsy report will be released at a later date. 

Rakes was a Marion County native and a 6-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff's Department, who previously served with the Lebanon Police Department.  "He was kind of a quiet, unassuming guy," said KSP Trooper William Gregory, "but always wanted to be a police officer and served his county and community well."

"Anthony was a studious young man," says James Followell, one of his former teachers.  "He was very responsible, very quiet, very disciplined, really thought of well by all the students at Marion County High School."

"He was a decent man," said Lebanon resident Don Webb. "He wore his uniform, performed his job like he was supposed to be doing, treated people right as far as I know."

After Rakes's body was autopsied in Louisville, it was escorted by a police caravan back to Marion County.

Bosley Funeral Home in Lebanon will host visitation starting at 5 p.m. Friday.

Visitation will continue at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marion County High School; the funeral will begin at 1 p.m., with hundreds of law enforcement officers and other first responders expected to attend.

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