Patrolman Gustave Rosenberg

Patrolman Gustave Rosenberg

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, April 11, 1909

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Gustave Rosenberg

Patrolman Gus Rosenberg succumbed to complications of a head injury sustained on December 25th, 1891, while attempting to arrest a man for shooting a firearm in the streets.

The man attacked him and struck him in the head with the firearm, causing him to suffer a skull fracture. He returned to duty for a short time but was committed to the state asylum in 1895. His condition continued to worsen and he died on April 11th, 1909, after suffering a stroke.

Patrolman Rosenberg's brother, Patrolman Joseph Rosenberg, was stabbed to death in the line of duty on August 16th, 1891, while serving with the Louisville Police Department.

Patrolman Gus Rosenberg served witht he Louisville Police Department for 26 years and was survived by his wife, son, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, December 25, 1891
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Not available

weapons violation

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 110th 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.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 23, 2019

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