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Patrolman Martin Roth | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Martin Roth

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, October 29, 1877

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 10/22/1877

Weapon: Blunt object; Rock

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Martin Roth succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when he was assaulted by a subject he was attempting to arrest for being drunk in public near the foot of Clay Street, near the Ohio River.

During the arrest the subject struck Patrolman Roth in the head with a rock, causing severe lacerations. Patrolman Roth developed tetanus as a result of the wounds and died on October 29th, 1877.

The subject who murdered him was acquitted of manslaughter.

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Patrolman Roth,
On today, the 138th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisville. It angers me that your murderer escaped justice.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
October 29, 2015

 

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