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Louisville Metro Police Department, KY

Louisville Metro Police Department


Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

Police Officer Nicholas Aniceto Rodman
Louisville Metro Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

Detective Bobby W. Branham
Louisville Metro Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

Police Officer Peter Alan Grignon
Louisville Metro Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Housing Authority Police Department, Kentucky

Corporal Michael Rush Carrithers
Louisville Housing Authority Police Department
EOW: Thursday, August 17, 1995
Cause: Automobile crash

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Frank W. Pysher, Jr.
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, January 10, 1989
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Alton Embry, Jr.
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, May 7, 1988
Cause: Automobile crash

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Detective Jack S. Deuser
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, July 29, 1986
Cause: Electrocuted

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Ricky A. LaFollette
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, August 18, 1983
Cause: Drowned

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Ronnie E. Seelye
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, January 27, 1981
Cause: Automobile crash

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Christopher M. Dunn
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Thursday, April 3, 1980
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Albert B. Sallee, Jr.
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, May 12, 1979
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Kenneth R. Nally
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Monday, November 6, 1978
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Gwendolyn Ann Downs
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Monday, May 16, 1977
Cause: Gunfire

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Mark Wynnfield Hines
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Sunday, August 29, 1976
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Michael T. Smith
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Thursday, March 11, 1976
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Jonah Darrell Cox
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, February 23, 1974
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Tommy Ray
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, April 20, 1973
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Raymond Stetson Oyler, Jr.
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, May 8, 1971
Cause: Vehicular assault

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Wilbur Hayes
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Sunday, May 2, 1971
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John Schaefer
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Sunday, May 2, 1971
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Detective James Ratliff
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, December 30, 1969
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Donald W. Gaskin
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, December 30, 1969
Cause: Gunfire

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Earl J. Bertram
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Sunday, August 18, 1968
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Joseph Lloyd Price
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, November 29, 1967
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman William Frederick Meyer
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, September 1, 1967
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman James Sansbury
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Sunday, February 21, 1965
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Cosby H. Whitted, Jr.
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, August 23, 1963
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Delmar Whitworth, Sr.
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, May 24, 1960
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Orville C. Trinkle, Jr.
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, March 29, 1960
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman William L. Long
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, October 4, 1958
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Edward P. Nowakowski
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, July 10, 1957
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Henry E. St. Clair
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Monday, April 5, 1954
Cause: Automobile crash

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Alvin L. Keown
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Saturday, November 8, 1952
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John Patrick Minogue
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, October 4, 1952
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Sergeant Ezra Sutherland
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Monday, June 19, 1950
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John H. Tennyson
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Sunday, August 14, 1949
Cause: Gunfire

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Chester W. Korfhage
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Sunday, April 3, 1949
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Andrew Miller
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, May 8, 1948
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John H. Hawthorn
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, January 22, 1947
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Auldon LeGrande
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, December 10, 1946
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Walter C. Wise
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Thursday, September 19, 1946
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman William Preston Bryant
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, August 17, 1943
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman James Hedgepeth
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, February 12, 1942
Cause: Vehicular assault

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Thomas W. Kinney
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, February 10, 1942
Cause: Vehicular assault

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer William Kelly Burge
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, September 25, 1940
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Sergeant Louis Fowler
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, December 9, 1939
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Walter Davis Mazzie, Jr.
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1939
Cause: Gunfire

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Frank E. Herrmann
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Saturday, April 30, 1938
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Corporal John Holzknecht
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, January 13, 1938
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Frederick F. Barton
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, August 3, 1937
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Willis A. Coy
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, February 11, 1937
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Lawrence W. Claycomb
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, January 28, 1937
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer John Wesley Carpenter
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Monday, April 29, 1935
Cause: Duty related illness

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Eugene Hagan
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, September 28, 1934
Cause: Gunfire

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Clinton M. Johnson
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Friday, June 15, 1934
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Clarence Q. Evans
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Monday, April 9, 1934
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Officer Saxton Dutschke
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, April 7, 1934
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Detective William D. Wood
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, November 25, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Fielden Collins
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, August 23, 1932
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Captain Edward E. Parr
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, April 12, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Detective William L. Mulligan
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, April 12, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Clarence G. Rapson
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Friday, March 6, 1931
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Basil Duke Offutt
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, January 31, 1931
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Harold D. Boyer
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, January 31, 1931
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John Gruber
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Monday, January 27, 1930
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Robert E. McGalin
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Sunday, August 25, 1929
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman William F. Newcome
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, August 14, 1929
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Thomas D. McNichols
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, May 5, 1928
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Frank H. Wilke
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, March 24, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Detective Sergeant Lawrence Mialbach
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, October 12, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Walter Vance
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Corporal James M. England
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, September 1, 1926
Cause: Automobile crash

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Peerless F. Stout
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Sunday, May 3, 1925
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Ralph L. Croxton
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, April 1, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Charles Oglesby Daily
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, September 12, 1923
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Sergeant George G. Pfeifer
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Sunday, July 8, 1923
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman James E. Elder
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, September 1, 1921
Cause: Automobile crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John G. Tyler
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, August 3, 1920
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Thomas M. Giltner
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Monday, June 2, 1919
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Thomas L. Fitzgibbon
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, April 9, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John Fow
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, February 17, 1917
Cause: Gunfire

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police Edward H. Powell
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, May 16, 1916
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Harvey D. Hand
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, September 11, 1914
Cause: Struck by train

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Michael Baldwin
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, August 11, 1911
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman William C. Sube
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Sunday, June 5, 1910
Cause: Duty related illness

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Frank Weber
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Monday, May 23, 1910
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman William Murphy
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, November 19, 1909
Cause: Gunfire

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman H. C. Conner
Jefferson County Police Department
EOW: Saturday, May 22, 1909
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Simon R. Cannon
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, December 13, 1907
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Theodore Bossung
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, November 15, 1907
Cause: Animal related

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John Dolan
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, December 20, 1904
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman James Purdon
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, July 27, 1901
Cause: Fire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Corporal Fred J. Richterkessing
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Monday, April 1, 1901
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Police Officer John Horan
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, November 15, 1900
Cause: Animal related

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Joseph J. Heffernan
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, August 12, 1898
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John O'Brien
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, November 5, 1897
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Edward Byrnes
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, July 4, 1895
Cause: Gunfire

Parkland Police Department, Kentucky

Town Marshal Andrew J. Blunk
Parkland Police Department
EOW: Saturday, July 29, 1893
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Birch Puff
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Saturday, November 29, 1890
Cause: Heart attack

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman George E. Roberts
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Monday, July 7, 1890
Cause: Assault

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman James W. Jones
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, August 16, 1888
Cause: Stabbed

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Joseph Rosenberg
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, August 16, 1888
Cause: Stabbed

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Joseph Boyle
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, October 7, 1887
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Lieutenant Edward B. Harding
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Sunday, December 6, 1885
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Martin Roth
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Monday, October 29, 1877
Cause: Assault

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman John O'Connell
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, July 8, 1869
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Thomas J. McFadden
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Friday, December 29, 1865
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman Ben S. Rust
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Thursday, January 16, 1862
Cause: Gunfire

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman George Coulter
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, August 17, 1858
Cause: Gunfire


K9 LODDs


Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

K9 Berry von den Kemper Benden
Louisville Police Department
EOW: Sunday, March 8, 1987
Cause: Automobile crash

Line of Duty Deaths: 109

Animal related: 2
Assault: 2
Automobile crash: 20
Drowned: 1
Duty related illness: 2
Electrocuted: 1
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 48
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 1
Motorcycle crash: 13
Stabbed: 2
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicle pursuit: 7
Vehicular assault: 3

 

By Month

January: 10
February: 6
March: 6
April: 13
May: 14
June: 4
July: 8
August: 18
September: 8
October: 5
November: 9
December: 8

 

By Gender

Male: 108
Female: 1

 

K9 Line of Duty Deaths: 1

view Automobile crash: 1

 

 

Component Agencies

Divisions or absorbed agencies:

 

Jefferson County Police Department, KY

Jefferson County Police Department
Louisville, KY
Fallen officers: 20

Louisville Housing Authority Police Department, KY

Louisville Housing Authority Police Department
Louisville, KY
Fallen officers: 1

Louisville Police Department, KY

Louisville Police Department
Louisville, KY
Fallen officers: 84
Fallen K9s: 1

Parkland Police Department, KY

Parkland Police Department
Louisville, KY
Fallen officers: 1

 

 
 
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