- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DANVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A police officer who was fatally shot is being remembered by his central Ohio village one year later.

Officer Thomas Cottrell was found behind Danville’s municipal building last January after a woman warned police that her ex-boyfriend was “looking to kill a cop.”

WBNS-TV (https://bit.ly/2jJK2ZU ) reports mourners remembered the 34-year-old officer on Tuesday with a memorial at the high school and a moment of silence by candlelight outside the municipal building.

The suspect in the shooting, Herschel Jones III, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the potential death penalty case. His trial is scheduled for late March in Knox County.

Jones’ attorney argued that publicity about the case would make it difficult to find an impartial jury, but a judge refused to move it elsewhere.


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