A Louisville Metro Police Department officer injured in a crash Tuesday night has died.
Officer Nick Rodman, a 2005 graduate of Holy Cross High School, was injured in a crash at 26th and Duncan around 8 PM last night during a vehicle pursuit.
Rodman, a three year veteran of the department, was rushed to University Hospital following the the crash, where he succumbed to his injuries Wednesday afternoon, leaving behind a wive and two young children.
LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said the incident began Tuesday night with reports of shots fired and an assault. As Rodman joined the pursuit and traveled through an intersection, his cruiser was hit by another vehicle, causing his injuries. Details are unavailable regarding others who may have been involved in the crash.
Metro Council President David Yates called today “an incredibly sad day for all of us in Metro Louisville,” noting that Officer Rodman “was a good and honorable police officer whom served with pride and distinction,” who followed in his father’s footsteps, who also served as an LMPD officer.
A memorial is being held for Officer Rodman Thursday morning at the Jefferson Square Police Memorial.