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Lieutenant Edward B. Harding | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky


Edward B. Harding

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, December 6, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Lieutenant Edward Harding was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance at a local saloon on the corner of Ninth Street and Walnut Street. He was making his rounds when he heard the commotion inside and entered the business to investigate. One of the men immediately produced a revolver and shot Lieutenant Harding in the shoulder.

As Lieutenant Harding fell against a counter the man then shot him in the back, killing him. As the suspect fled from the saloon he shot at another policeman. The policeman returned fire, fatally striking the suspect in the head.

Lieutenant Harding was a Lieutenant with the United States Army Second Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War. He had served with the Louisville Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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Ptlm. (Ret.) P.K. Harding
Binghamton PD
August 27, 2017


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