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Jackson Officer Killed In ATV Crash

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BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A member of the Jackson Police Department died in an all-terrain vehicle crash early Easter morning.

It happened in the Quicksand Creek community of Breathitt County, authorities say. 

The victim is identified as Lieutenant Shawn Howard of the Jackson Police Department. Police tell LEX 18 that Howard was riding on a road off Highway 1098 when he lost control and struck a tree.

A female passenger from the ATV was taken to the hospital. Howard leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter.

The visitation will be held on Wednesday at the Jackson City School Gymnasium between 6-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at the same place on Thursday at 1 p.m. He'll be buried at a family cemetery. 

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