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Patrolman William D. Porter | LaGrange Police Department, Kentucky LaGrange Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

William D. Porter

LaGrange Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, February 25, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman William Porter was shot and killed as he and the police chief attempted to arrest a suspect who had robbed a supermarket in Louisville.

Patrolman Porter and the chief located the suspect passing through LaGrange as he returned to Ohio. As their patrol pulled alongside the suspect's vehicle the man opened fire, striking Patrolman Porter in the forehead.

The suspect took a family hostage before stealing their car and fleeing. He was located later that day in Frankfort, Kentucky. He was convicted of Patrolman Porter's murder and sentenced to life.

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Even though another year has passed. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

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La Grange Police Department
February 25, 2016

 

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