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Patrolman John H. Hawthorn | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

John H. Hawthorn

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 22, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman Hawthorn was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a three-alarm fire at St. Martin's School. During the response his patrol vehicle collided with a truck at the intersection of Shelby and Jefferson Streets and burst into flames. He was trapped inside of the vehicle and received fatal burns.
Patrolman Hawthorn had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 22, 2012

 

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