Patrolman James Francis Sansbury

Patrolman James Francis Sansbury

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1965

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James Francis Sansbury

Patrolman Sansbury was killed in an automobile accident while in pursuit of a habitual offender near the intersection of Breckenridge Lane and Hillbrook Drive. The suspect escaped but was later apprehended.

Patrolman Sansbury was a member of the Louisville National Guard and served with the Louisville Police Department for 10 months. He was survived by his wife and three young children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and 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

February 21, 2012

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