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Corporal John Holzknecht | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky


John Holzknecht

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, January 13, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 11/15/1937

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Corporal John Holzknecht succumbed to injuries sustained on November 15th, 1937, when he was involved in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Everett Avenue and Slaughter Avenue (modern day Patterson Avenue).

The police car that Corporal Holzknecht was a passenger in overturned after colliding with a milk truck at the intersection. The driver of the truck was charged with failure to yield right of way.

Corporal Holzknecht was transported to City Hospital where he stayed for several days before being sent home to recuperate. His condition continued to worsen and he died on January 13th, 1938, without having returned to duty.

Corporal Holzknecht had was a Spanish-American War veteran and had served with the Louisville Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, four sisters, and two brothers.

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Cpl Holzknecht,
On today,?the 79th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during the Spanish-American War.


United States Border Patrol
January 13, 2017


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