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Patrol Officer David T. Childs | Kentucky Water Patrol, Kentucky Kentucky Water Patrol, Kentucky

Patrol Officer

David T. Childs

Kentucky Water Patrol, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, April 8, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Patrol Officer David Childs and Trooper James McNeely, of the Kentucky State Police, drowned when their boat went over Dam 4 on the Kentucky River.

The officers were searching for two missing juveniles when the accident occurred.

Officer Childs had served with the Kentucky Water Patrol for five years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Trooper James Willard McNeely
Kentucky State Police, Kentucky
End of Watch: Saturday, April 8, 1972
Cause: Drowned

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Officer Childs,
On today, the 45th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow LEO who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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United States Border Patrol
April 8, 2017

 

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