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Town Marshal Andrew J. Blunk | Parkland Police Department, Kentucky Parkland Police Department, Kentucky

Town Marshal

Andrew J. Blunk

Parkland Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, July 29, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Shot and killed

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Town Marshal Andrew Blunk was shot and killed by a man he was trying to arrest on a warrant. Shots were exchanged as the two met on a local street. Marshal Blunk managed to wound his assailant. The marshal's murderer would probably have escaped with his life had not the 18 year-old son of the marshal avenged his fathers death by sending an additional life ending bullet through his body.

Marshal Blunk took out a warrant on the suspect when he broke into the pound and removed two of his cows. The cows were confined in the pound after they were found wondering on the local streets. The suspect had killed his wife several years earlier and was under bond for killing a man in Indiana.

Parkland is a suburb of Louisville. Parkland no longer has a police department and falls under the jurisdiction of the Louisville Police Department.

Marshal Blunk was a Civil War veteran, having served with the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Regiment.

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