Night Police Chief Joseph Gertrude Lockard

Night Police Chief Joseph Gertrude Lockard

Barbourville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, August 30, 1930

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Joseph Gertrude Lockard

Night Police Chief Joseph Lockard was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance in the downtown area of the city.

As he pulled up to the scene and stepped from his vehicle the male subject opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. Despite the wounds, Chief Lockard returned fire and killed the man.

Chief Lockard had served with the Barbourville Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

Chief Locard's brother, Deputy Sheriff Sim Lockard, was shot and killed in the line of duty on April 14th, 1932, while serving with the Knox County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Rest in peace Night Police Chief Lockard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 13, 2021

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