25 Years Ago for Feb. 10, 2017

Published 8:00 am Friday, February 10, 2017

FEB. 10, 1992

James Witt III, Stacey Drive, graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, in December. Witt was an environmental health science major.

Fast reflexes on the part of Winchester police officers Frank Doyle and Steve Caudill averted what could have been a replay of the tragedy in Powell County two weeks ago when two law officers were killed. Caudill said he and Doyle responded to Canewood Drive at 3:20 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a drunk person about to drive a car. When they arrived at the scene, the officers observed Victor A. Justice, 38, of Owenton, in his car preparing to leave. Once out of the car, Justice made a motion to hike up his pants and allegedly drew a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, Caudill said. Doyle and Caudill immediately subdued and disarmed the man, and in the process Justice allegedly attempted to pull a large lockback knife on the officers.