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Patrolman Frank H. Wilke | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Frank H. Wilke

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, March 24, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Wilke was shot and killed after he and his partner potted a stolen vehicle. Patrolman Wilke and his partner approached the vehicle at the corner of 8th street and Oldham Street. As the Officers were questioning the occupants of the vehicle, a 25 year old suspect, pulled a pistol that was concealed in the back of the seat. He fired once striking Patrolman Wilke in the neck, killing him.

Patrolman Wilkie's partner fired on the suspect, killing him before he could fire another shot.
Patrolman Wilke had been with the agency for 18 months.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 24, 2010

 

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