A police officer was discovered dead in a flooded field early Saturday morning, hours after he went missing Friday evening. The body of Rodney Smith, 45, of the Hickman Police Department was found after a search of the area. His police cruiser also was discovered nearby.
It is not clear how Smith was separated from his car. He was last seen Friday night while on duty. An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday by the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office.
Flooding from the Ohio River following heavy rain this week left hundreds of homes in Kentucky without power.