PMC mourns with community for fallen officer

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) administration, Board of Directors and staff would like to offer their deepest condolences to the family, fellow officers and friends of Pikeville City Police Officer Scotty Hamilton.  Officer Hamilton was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, March 13th while assisting Kentucky State Police with an investigation in Pike County. 

Officer Hamilton was a 12-year veteran of the Pikeville City Police Department.  In the days following his death community members, family, friends, co-workers and first responders have shared stories and memories about Officer Hamilton that speak to his bravery, kindness and commitment to his family.  

“Our Pikeville law enforcement officers are as brave as they come,” said PMC Chief Executive Officer Donovan Blackburn.  “We owe our police officers immense gratitude for the sacrifices they make every day to ensure we can live our lives in safety and without fear.” 

“There’s nothing that we can do to take away the pain of this tragedy for Officer Hamilton’s family and his beloved wife Chelsi.  However, PMC’s Board of Directors recently met and elected  to try to help ease some of the financial burden by donating $10,000 to a scholarship fund for Officer Hamilton’s infant daughter, Brynlee,” said Blackburn.  

Hospital employees will also have the option to donate a portion of their vacation time towards the scholarship fund.  PMC encourages the community to join them in donating to Officer Hamilton’s daughter.  Donations can be made by sending a check to: 

Brynlee Elizabeth Hamilton Scholarship Fund
Community Trust Bank
P.O. Box 2947
Pikeville, KY 41502-2947