The site where London Police Sergeant Logan Medlock lost his life is forever commemorated with a marker honoring his service.
The emotional marking ceremony was held at AR Dyche Memorial Park last Friday, just three days before the first anniversary of Medlock’s death.
Medlock was on duty on October 30 and was patrolling along South Main Street when his cruiser was struck by a drunk driver who ran a red light at the T-intersection with Barbourville Avenue. A Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by Casey Byrd of Oneida, Tennessee, struck a Medlock police cruiser in the driver’s side door. Medlock died instantly as a result of the collision, although both vehicles slid off the road, landing in the cemetery.
This site now holds a monument honoring Medlock and his service to the community as a police officer.
Medlock’s father, Major Randy Medlock, posted a statement on the City of London Police Facebook page regarding the memorial honoring his son:
“On behalf of Logan and our entire family, I would first like to thank Randall and Victoria Weddle, the board members of AR Dyche Cemetery and Hampton Monuments and everyone else who had a role in bringing this memorial to fruition.
“This is a beautiful memorial to a life taken too soon. This memorial is not only for our family, but for the community as well. We have lost a member of our family; the community has lost a true servant of the people.”
“I want this to be a place where our family and community members can come and reflect on Logan’s life and the sacrifices that so many first responder families endure.
“Even though this memorial is at the site where Logan lost his life, I hope people can come here and reflect on the good things and happy memories they have of Logan. Logan was a wonderful man. His life deserves to be celebrated. I Very proud of the man he was.”
The memorial displays Medlock’s image engraved on stone, the date “The End of Watchfulness,” and a quote from Matthew 5:9 referring to “peacemakers.” The side of the memorial features a blue line – representing police officers – with the LCP of the City of London Police engraved above it. A large American flag is placed behind the memorial.
On Monday, October 30 – the one-year anniversary of Medlock’s tragic death – Corbin Police officers laid a wreath at the site in honor of Medlock. Corbin City Patrolmen Zachary Johnson, Drew Wilson, Brentley Patrick and Garrett Carr participated in the ceremony.
Officers from the London Police Department, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, Laurel County School Police and the Kentucky Brothers also gathered for a special tour.
Medlock was a “heritage officer” following in his father’s footsteps. He began his career as a correctional officer at the Laurel County Correctional Center before becoming a police constable with the City of London Police. He has worked as a police officer for three years. Medlock was posthumously honored with the rank of Sergeant. with the City of London Police in addition to being honored with the 2022 Governor’s Law Enforcement Impaired Driving Award and the 2022 Governor’s Passenger Protection Award. This is the first time a law enforcement officer has received both awards.
Medlock and fellow London police officer Travis Hurley were honored by the same name on the bridges crossing Interstate 75 at the two London exits that were designated as memorial bridges. The Exit 41 bridge honors Hurley while the bridge on KY 192 is named the Officer Logan Medlock Memorial Bridge.
A car show and other fundraisers to help Medlock’s widow, Courtney, and young son Brantley were also held in Medlock’s honor.