Stanton Police Department, Kentucky • Line of Duty Death: February 11, 2020

Detective James Kirk suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with an armed subject.

Detective Kirk had served in law enforcement in Powell County for 18 years.

Before joining the Stanton Police Department in 2018, Kirk was the Clay City police chief.

He is survived by his wife, Brandy Haddix Kirk, and four daughters.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the family’s mortgage in July 2021 in honor of Independence Day.

Having my mortgage paid off means for my family security that my children will always have a home, peace of mind knowing I don’t have to worry about the mortgage payment.   It allows me to focus on my family and our healing process. – Brandy Kirk.