From the local paper:
An off-duty Louisville Metro Police officer described by colleagues as a man devoted to his family was killed Thursday while cycling near his home in Spencer County.
Officer Paul Pegram, 40, was an eight-year veteran of the department and served in the former Jefferson County Police before city-county merger, according to officers who knew him.
Pegram was struck about 9:45 a.m. by a vehicle on Briar Ridge Road roughly five miles east of Taylorsville and about a mile from the entrance to Taylorsville Lake State Park, said police spokesman Dwight Mitchell.
He had stopped and was off his bicycle when a westbound Hyundai SUV driven by Daryl M. Fogle, 37, of Mount Eden, struck him from behind, according to Mitchell and the Kentucky State Police.
The entire article may be found here: http://www.courier-journal.com/artic...+while+cycling
If I've identified the location correctly, this might have been on the course of this year's Masters Natz TTs.
Every time I got passed today I cringed, although no one came within five feet of me. It has gotten a lot of local attention, partly because he apparently was a very nice guy (even though I don't guess it should have made a difference if he were a jerk), and partly because it involved a policeman.
I suspect if the driver was impaired or negligent she will not get the usual slap on the wrist. One can always hope.