Former Police Captain Arrested

Aug 16, 2008 Full story: WBKO-TV Bowling Green 30

A former Hopkinsville Police captain is arrested on a felony charge. The Kentucky State Police Special Investigations West Branch say they arrested 45-year-old Monte Strode of Pembroke on one count of tampering ...

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Eddyville, KY

#1 Aug 18, 2008
ONCE UPON A TIME..There was a good cop in CHRISTIAN COUNTY. I can't believe that the truth about that fairy tale is finally started to come out. Monte Strode is not the only crooked cop around here. Anybody who can count, won't even need to use all their fingers and toes to count the GOOD ones left here. I have known lots of high up cops here to tamper with everything from evidence to witnesses. It's about time they have to start paying for the crimes they commit against the people they are supposed to PROTECT AND SERVE. In a case very close to my family the CCPD and STEVE TUCKER conviently lost evidence that could have put a real child MOLESTING creep away for life and let an innocent man free. Good job CCPD and CCSD. Just another part of the fairy tale the people of this county are forced to be a part of. WAKE UP Christian County. Don't let them make you live a fairy tale....
heartbroke in hop-town

Bowling Green, KY

#3 Aug 23, 2008
Monte Strode is a good father and was a good captain. I know in my heart that after everything is said and done he will be found innocent of all charges. Monte and his family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult and trying time.He who has no sin shall cast the first stone.
heartbroken 2

Hopkinsville, KY

#4 Aug 26, 2008
I,too,am saddened by what the Strode's are going through. They are good people and are no doubt going through hell right now. I don't know many details of what Monte allegedly did; can't say I really care. He's a good person, plain and simple. Good people screw up sometimes, public officials and all. We've all seen it happen. I'm pretty sure Monte did 100 time more good than bad while being on the force. Until he has his day in court, give him and his family a break.

Piggott, AR

#5 Aug 28, 2008
I never said that Monte was a bad person. He was a good man, who let his badge and position go to his head. It is a power thing, that makes people in authority think they are above the law. I'm sure he is a good father, and even good fathers make mistakes. I don't know the facts in his case, but I do know that cops can be forced into doing illegal things to protect the ones they care for. Maybe that's the case here, maybe not. He's not the first cop here to tamper with evidence, and won't be the last. I am sure that the only reason he was arrested was, the BIG GUYS needed to make an example of somebody and he WON.

Somerset, KY

#6 Aug 29, 2008
I have met Monte and he is a good man. He served Hopkinsville for nearly 20 years with a spotless record. He went not so much by the letter of the law, but by his heart. He was truly one of Hopkinsville's finest. I can't believe for a second that Monte did Anything to hurt Anyone. If he did make a mistake it was simply an error in judgement. What ever happened started last year and caused him so much distress that he resigned. He has suffered enough, shouldn't that be the end of it? Now charges are brought against him? If he did make a mistake then the powers that be should show him the same kindness and willingness to give a second chance as he always gave others. Monte was a top notch Captain. There are good cops And bad cops. Monte was a Good cop. I find it hard to believe he did Anything wrong. If he did anything that would be considered wrong then it was a mistake in judgement, not an attempt to tamper with evidence. If you believe otherwise then you never met Monte. He gave Hopkinsville nearly 20 years of everything he had to protect them. Then in a heart beat they turn on him. He did far more GOOD than Anything he may have done that they found unacceptable. Monte was Never on a power trip. He showed people respect and always tried to help them when they were down. How quickly people forget.
heartbroken 2

Hopkinsville, KY

#7 Aug 29, 2008
Amen Watchman!
Heartbroke in Hop-town

Bowling Green, KY

#8 Aug 29, 2008
I'll second that!!!!!!! Monte is a good man!!!!!

Somerset, KY

#9 Sep 10, 2008
Monte is an angel.
Please do not judge him before you know all the facts. He has a heart bigger than any of you will ever know. The good he does far outweighs anything "wrong" he may have done.
Peace & Love To You.

Bowling Green, KY

#10 Apr 10, 2009
Justice was served today!!
Monte Strode was found innocent of all charges.
Ole Gunny

Muenster, TX

#11 Apr 12, 2009
Wonder if he is related the Birdman of Alcatraz
Ole Gunny

Muenster, TX

#12 Apr 12, 2009
No I think he spelled his name different, sorry.
The Preacher

Greenwood, IN

#15 Jul 29, 2014
Why is it that if a Black child catches a charge, bye bye? Monte Strode becomes an addict and y'all nominate him for sainthood?
Monte Strode Case

Hopkinsville, KY

#16 Jul 29, 2014
He was not an addict. He NEVER USED! He was aquitted and the evidence that came out in the trial was that someone at HPD set him up. Preacher just think what that person is capable of. He should not be a police officer.

United States

#17 Jul 29, 2014
Monte Strode Case wrote:
Obviously someone in the HPD set Mr. Strode up to be prosecuted. Someone knows who that was. That person/persons is also probably still on our police force.
If they were willing to set up a fellow officer,(and that's what the evidence clearly shows) then imagine what they would be willing to do to the general public.
Who were the officers that accused Strode? Were they the original accusers or is there someone else that convinced them of his guilt?
The cocaine in the bathroom means that one of those officers MUST have planted the evidence there to "make the case". How many other cases did these officers plant or manipulate evidence? There are probably innocent people in jail for many years, separated from their families and in financial ruin because these officers planted something to "make the case".
Who were the officers that accused him?
We know what they are willing to do we all seen it in the Cherry and Skuljan cases.
The Preacher

Greenwood, IN

#18 Jul 29, 2014
Monte Strode Case wrote:
He was not an addict. He NEVER USED! He was aquitted and the evidence that came out in the trial was that someone at HPD set him up. Preacher just think what that
person is capable of. He should not be a
police officer.
That set up defense, you pick and choose who you believe they set up. I said that same bunch set up my friends. They claimed they had two seeds and a stem.
That charge cost a lot people their jobs
and revoke people's parole. Monte knew.
He could have intervened but he sat quite.

That bunch beat up Rev Carlos Lamar. They protected big dope pushers while petty street hustler got massive crime. So I guess this time Monte may want to clear the air for everyone. I hope he tells how they did me too. The truth shall set you free.

By the way, I said if he does have a habit. If, don't know.

Y'all all singing praises because y'all know they track IP addresses. Say nothing
The Preacher

Greenwood, IN

#19 Jul 29, 2014
I wasn't there- but didn't he refuse to be tested when he was accussed the first time? Correct me if I am wrong. He was offered the test and if he passed the charge wouldn't be brought.

Hopkinsville, KY

#20 Jul 29, 2014
The Preacher wrote:
I wasn't there- but didn't he refuse to be tested when he was accussed the first time? Correct me if I am wrong. He was offered the test and if he passed the charge wouldn't be brought.
A test was unfair because he had been handing cocaine. Not only that... they could have spiked his coffee. I bet if you drug tested every hpd officer many would come up dirty. Not because they use cocaine but because they work in it.
Cry Wolf

Hopkinsville, KY

#21 Jul 29, 2014
I believe he was set up , too. But do you remember that one officer named Cornette? The one that was abusing his teen daughters? He was so anti-porno, always working against child abuse, etc. and then he got caught doing his daughters.
Those who scream the loudest usually have something to hide.
The Dog Man

Crofton, KY

#22 Jul 29, 2014
They test all cops and several have left their job after the test. If you refuse a test you are fired.
The Preacher

Greenwood, IN

#23 Jul 29, 2014
Every police dept in the.US test officers. They have procedures for those handling drugs. Those that refuse know that. Cocaine stays in 7 days. So they don't within so many days of contact.

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