UPDATE: Webster County officer shooting included police chief

A man was transported to Baptist Health Deaconess Medical Center


PROVIDENCE, Ky. (WTVQ) – 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, troopers said in a statement.

Upon arrival, Nathan Cranfield, 32, of Henderson, was found to be sitting in his disabled vehicle off the side of the roadway, the KSP said in a statement. During the contact, an altercation ensued and Cranfield, the sole occupant of the vehicle, brandished a firearm.

Chief Jones discharged his agency-issued firearm, striking Cranfield. Chief Jones administered after care and life-saving techniques until emergency medical personnel arrived.

Cranfield was transported to Baptist Health in Madisonville,  and then transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind., for treatment of his injuries, according to the KSP.

 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.


PROVIDENCE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Webster County.

Kentucky State Police was requested by the Providence Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting that happened at 10:52 a.m. central time on Feb. 4 in Webster County.

At the request of the Providence Police Department, KSP Post 2 and the Critical Incident Response Team initiated an investigation into the incident.. A man was transported to Baptist Health Deaconess Medical Center in Madisonville, KY.

The investigation is ongoing.

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