Patrolman James Purdon

Patrolman James Purdon

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, July 27, 1901

James Purdon

Patrolman James Purdon was killed in a fire at a photographic supply company 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.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

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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 112th 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 20, 2013

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