Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots, Kills Driver After Being Struck

Posted On April 26, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Brockman provided

Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Brockman

(Boone County, Ky.) – A 19-year-old Covington woman is dead and a Boone County Sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave after an incident on River Road early Saturday morning.

At around 2:10 a.m., Deputy Tyler Brockman stopped his cruiser in the 6600 block of River Road as he investigated a report of a party happening in a field. According to sheriff’s office spokesman Tom Scheben, Brockman was out of his cruiser and ordered the driver of a car that was leaving the party and just starting out on River Road to stop.

Instead of stopping, that driver, Samantha Ramsey, 19, of Covington, accelerated and struck Brockman. The deputy landed on the hood of the car. He then fired four shots through the windshield.

Ramsey stopped and backed up a short distance. The vehicle came to rest in a ditch on the side of the road.

Ramsey was transported to Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Florence where she was pronounced dead.

Brockman, 28, was treated for a leg injury and released from Saint Elizabeth in Edgewood.

Scheben said that Boone County Sheriff Michael Helmig has ordered a full investigation into the officer involved shooting. Brockman, who has been a K9 depty with the department since June of 2010, has been placed on administrative leave, as the department’s policy dictates in such sitations.

Ramsey has no prior record with the sheriff’s office, Scheben said.