Patrolman Tommy Ray

Patrolman Tommy Ray

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, April 20, 1973

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Tommy Ray

Patrolman Ray succumbed to gunshot wounds received one month earlier while responding to a burglary call at a supermarket at 1804 Dixie Highway. A store owner had arrived to work and discovered the burglary. The suspect, however, was still inside and robbed the man after he called police. Patrolman Ray was entering the store as the suspect attempted to flee and was shot twice by the suspect.

The suspect, 18, was tried and acquitted.

Patrolman Ray was survived by his daughter and three sons.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 499

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 17, 1973
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

burglary in progress

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I am the son of Officer Tommy Ray. My name is Tommy Lee Ray. A correction to his memorial is that my dad had three sons. Tommy Lee, Chris, and Scott. Please correct his memorial page

Major Tommy Lee Ray, USAF Retired

January 2, 2022

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