Patrolman James H. Purdon

Patrolman James H. Purdon

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, July 27, 1901

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James H. Purdon

Patrolman James Purdon was killed in a fire at a photographic supply company in the 400 block of West Jefferson Street, as he attempted to rescue residents who lived in apartments above the supply company. Patrolman Purdon made his way to the upper floors in an attempt to rescue the residents, but was over come by smoke and died in the fire.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

fire, rescue

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 27, 2020

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