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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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

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