Just over a year ago, Hodgenville Police Officer Mark A. Taulbee died after losing control of his cruiser and crashing on Ky. 210. He was chasing a suspect, according to his last call to dispatch.
Monday, Jason Lee Avis, 30, of Vine Grove, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the 43-year-old officer’s death.
Officer Taulbee had responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a Hodgenville residence prior to following the suspect’s car. The driver refused to stop when he engaged his emergency lights.