Patrolman Louis Nelson Massey

Patrolman Louis Nelson Massey

Evansville Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 1903

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Louis Nelson Massey

Patrolman Louis Massey was shot and killed while questioning a suspect.

Patrolman Massey was on routine patrol when the owner of a local saloon told him a man had just left the establishment without paying for a beer. As Patrolman Massey questioned the man the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot him in the abdomen. Patrolman Massey was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Patrolman Massey had served with the Evansville Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, July 3, 1903
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

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