Patrolman Martin Roth

Patrolman Martin Roth

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, October 29, 1877

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Martin Roth

Patrolman Martin Roth succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when he was assaulted by a subject he was attempting to arrest for being drunk in public near the foot of Clay Street, near the Ohio River.

During the arrest the subject struck Patrolman Roth in the head with a rock, causing severe lacerations. Patrolman Roth developed tetanus as a result of the wounds and died on October 29th, 1877.

The subject who murdered him was acquitted of manslaughter.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, October 22, 1877
  • Weapon Blunt object; Rock
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in peace and olav hashalom Patrolman Roth.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 29, 2020

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