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911 calls from Marion Co. deputy shooting released

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- 47 seconds.

That's the difference in time from a deputy doing a safety check on a stranded vehicle to the gunshots that took his life.

Lebanon police released the chilling radio traffic from the day Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes was killed. The 20-minute recording reveals officer Rakes' frantic call for help, the horror of finding a fellow officer down and the rush to save his life.

Deputy Rakes first radioed into the 911 dispatch center Wednesday morning at 1:57:11 after noticing a vehicle on the side of the road. 

"It will be right past the high school next to Shoreline on 68, subject sitting in the middle of the roadway."

At 1:57:58 he exclaims, "Shots fired, I've been shot! Shots fired at me. I need an ambulance.

A dispatcher immediately toned out the call. "Attention Marion County ambulance, attention Marion County ambulance... need an ambulance on Highway 68 just past Shoreline Pike. Officer has been shot. Officer has been shot."

What happened in the window of less than a minute remains unclear, but police say Dewayne Shipp pulled the trigger and drove away.

Deputy Rakes served with the Marion County Sheriff's office for six years and with the Lebanon Police Department before that. A fellow officer called back to dispatch at 2:00:55.

"He's got a gunshot wound on the left side of his chest underneath his arm pit, he's just lying in front of his cruiser," said the unidentified officer at the scene.

At 2:03:17 a medic called back to dispatch and said, " Have the helicopter meet us at Springview. We got two gunshot wounds to the chest."

Deputy Rakes died during surgery at Springview Hospital in Lebanon. Hundreds of fellow officers attended his funeral last Saturday.

Rakes was 31 years old.

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