S.D. deputy killed during pursuit
“[Chief Deputy Ken Prorok] was a husband, father, grandfather, and well-respected leader in his community,” South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said
By Joanna Putman
MOODY COUNTY, S.D. — A deputy has died following a vehicle pursuit, Dakota News Now reported.
Moody County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ken Prorok was killed on Feb. 2 while engaging in a pursuit of Joseph Hoek, 40, according to the report. Details surrounding the specific cause of Prorok’s death or what happened during the pursuit have not yet been made available.
Hoek was charged on Feb. 5 with first-degree murder and aggravated eluding, according to the report.
“Ken [Prorok] was a husband, father, grandfather, and well-respected leader in his community. All law enforcement is mourning the loss of Ken, and we send our condolences and prayers to his family and agency,” said Attorney General Marty Jackley.