MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) — Kentucky State Police are investigating the sudden death of the Muhlenberg County sheriff.
Sheriff Ricki Allen was transported from his residence to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital Tuesday morning for a “suspected medical emergency,” according to state police.
The sheriff was pronounced dead at the hospital, investigators said.
State police said they will conduct a death investigation, but no foul play is suspected in Allen’s death.
Allen was elected sheriff of Muhlenberg County in 2018 after a career with Kentucky State Police.