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Kentucky State Police Investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting in Webster County

Bill Stephens

February 10th, 2022

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PROVIDENCE, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2022) The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 in Madisonville is continuing the investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 4 in Webster County.  

 KSP Post 2 detectives, with the assistance of the KSP Critical Incident Response Team, have conducted necessary interviews, including the officer involved. At this time, KSP is able to release findings from the preliminary investigation, which reveals that Chief Todd Jones with the Providence Police Department responded, at the request of family members, to conduct a welfare check near the 1200 block of KY-109, also known as Princeton Street in the city limits of Providence. Upon arrival, Nathan Cranfield, 32, of Henderson, Ky., was found to be sitting in his disabled vehicle off the side of the roadway.  During the contact, an altercation ensued and Mr. Cranfield, the sole occupant of the vehicle, brandished a firearm. Chief Jones discharged his agency-issued firearm, striking Mr. Cranfield. Chief Jones administered after care and life saving techniques until emergency medical personnel arrived.  

 Mr. Cranfield was transported to Baptist Health in Madisonville, KY, and then transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN, for treatment of his injuries. 

 Chief Jones is a 34-year law enforcement veteran and has served as the Providence Police Department Chief for three years. Chief Jones has been placed on administrative leave in accordance with Providence agency policy. 

 The investigation remains ongoing by Post 2 Madisonville.  

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