Saturday race honoring Nicholasville officer killed in 2015

Wednesday marks five years since a Nicholasville police officer was killed in the line of duty. 

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Officer Burke Rhoads

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Wednesday marks five years since a Nicholasville police officer was killed in the line of duty.

Officer Burke Rhoads was killed in 2015 in a crash on US 27 near the Garrard-Jessamine County line.

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Rhoads was heading to a police training exercise at the time of the crash.

On Saturday, the Nicholasville Police Department is hosting a race in Rhoads’ honor.

It’s called the Burke 5-Point-74-K.



Officer Rhoads’ badge number was 574.

The race begins at 9 a.m. at East Jessamine Middle School.