Patrolman Louis Box

Patrolman Louis Box

Rocky Ford Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, April 18, 1945

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Louis Box

Patrolman Box was attempting to arrest a 26 year old army private wanted in connection with assaulting a 15-year-old girl. As Patrolman Box questioned the man, he suddenly produced a knife and cut Patrolman Box's throat.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. On October 17, 1945, President Truman commutted his sentence to life in prison.

Patrolman Box had been with agency for six years and is survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I am not a police officer but i am the Great granddaughter to Louis and I am proud to say that i am. It makes me Happy to see all the Kind and thoughtful things it just goes to show that just because your gone you will never be Forgotten. Rest In Peace.

Thank You for Your Service.
Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker
Great Granddaughter

September 10, 2017

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