Patrolman Louis William Myers

Patrolman Louis William Myers

Marion Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, August 29, 1973

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Louis William Myers

Patrolman Louis Myers suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit of an escaped convict.

The escapee was spotted around U.S. 60, east of Marion, and Patrolman Myers went to the area to investigate. After failing to capture the escapee, Patrolman Myers returned to his patrol car and collapsed. He was unable to be resuscitated at the Crittenden County Hospital.

Officers were able to apprehend the escapee the next day.

Patrolman Myers was a United States Army WWII veteran and had served with the Marion Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and four children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

convicted felon, escapee, foot pursuit

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Patrolman Myers,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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