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Patrolman Robert E. McGalin | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Robert E. McGalin

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, August 25, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Patrolman McGalin was shot and killed after he and his partner were flagged down by a citizen who had just seen a suspect who had held him up earlier. As the citizen pointed out the suspect the officers observed the suspect throw an object between two houses. Patrolman McGalin's partner went to investigate leaving Patrolman McGalin with the citizen.
At some point while Patrolman McGalin was alone with the citizen the suspect approached and shot and killed Patrolman McGalin. The suspect was captured the next day and sentenced to life in prison.
Patrolman McGalin had been with the agency for six years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 13, 2013

 

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