Patrolman Orville Chancy Trinkle, Jr.

Patrolman Orville Chancy Trinkle, Jr.

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, March 29, 1960

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Orville Chancy Trinkle, Jr.

Patrolman Trinkle was killed in a motorcycle accident while he and his partner attempted to catch up to two cars they observed drag racing on Eastern Parkway. As they approached Lydia Street another vehicle turned in front of them, causing both officers to strike her car. The driver stated she saw the emergency lights but thought she had time to pull out.

Patrolman Trinkle was a Korean war veteran and had served with the Louisville Police Department for eight years and was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Patrolman Trinkle.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 29, 2022

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