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
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Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

fire, rescue

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In remembrance of your courage and sacrifice to save lives during a structure fire will always be remembered.

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July 27, 2018

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