Former Bardstown officer indicted

Officer Tony Satterly
Officer Tony Satterly

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) – A former Bardstown police officer who resigned following an investigation by Kentucky State Police was indicted by a grand jury.

Keith Sparks, of McCoy & Sparks PLLC, released a statement concerning Tony Satterly's indictment on Wednesday that read in part;

"In Tony's case, he was legally prescribed pain pills for two injuries he received on the job. Tony became dependent on the medication to help control his pain. These prescriptions are highly addictive. His addiction is no different than what Brett Favre, Rush Limbaugh and countless others have experienced.

Tony admitted his problem and voluntarily sought help earlier this year. He doesn't believe that he ever misrepresented anything to his doctors. He certainly denies that he obtained medication by fraud, as has been alleged."

Satterly had been with the Bardstown Police Department for more than 10 years and was awarded Officer of the Year in 2009, was placed on paid administrative leave in February as a result of the investigation.

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