Pike County Sheriff's deputy killed while working on job site

Published: May. 24, 2019 at 7:04 PM EDT
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A Pike County Sheriff's deputy died Friday afternoon around 4:00 p.m.

County officials said Danny Taylor, 62, of Ferrells Creek was injured while working on a job site at Little Robinson Creek. The Pike County Coroner says Taylor was operating an excavator when a tree fell into the cab.

Taylor was a Pike County Fiscal Court employee as well as a sheriff's deputy.

"He was a valued member of the community and the Pike County Road Department," said the judge executive's office in a release. "We are asking that you keep his family in your prayers during this difficult time."

Lucas & Son Funeral Home will be handling arraignments.