Detective Deidre Irene Mengedoht

Detective Deidre Irene Mengedoht

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 2018

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Deidre Irene Mengedoht

Detective Deidre Mengedoht was killed when her patrol car was struck by an impaired driver while conducting a traffic stop on I-64, between 4th Street and 6th Street, in downtown Louisville just after 2:00 pm.

Her vehicle was stopped in the right lane with its emergency equipment activated when it was struck from behind by a Metropolitan Sewer District tractor-trailer. The patrol car was pushed into the vehicle she had stopped and became engulfed in flames with Detective Mengedoht trapped inside.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with driving under the influence and murder of a law enforcement officer.

Detective Mengedoght had served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for seven years. She is survived by a young son.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 294

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Charged with murder

drunk driver, traffic stop

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