Town Marshal Andrew J. Blunk

Town Marshal Andrew J. Blunk

Parkland Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 1893

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Andrew J. Blunk

Town Marshal Andrew Blunk was shot and killed by a man he was trying to arrest on a warrant.

Shots were exchanged as the two met on a local street. Marshal Blunk managed to wound his assailant. The marshal's murderer would probably have escaped with his life had not the 18-year-old son of the marshal avenged his father's death by sending an additional life-ending bullet through his body.

Marshal Blunk took out a warrant on the suspect when he broke into the pound and removed two of his cows. The cows were confined to the pound after they were found wandering on local streets. The suspect had killed his wife several years earlier and was under bond for killing a man in Indiana.

Parkland is a suburb of Louisville. Parkland no longer has a police department and falls under the jurisdiction of the Louisville Police Department.

Marshal Blunk was a Civil War veteran, having served with the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Regiment.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service

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Town Marshal Blunk,
On today, the 130th 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 Union Army during the Civil War.


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July 29, 2023

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