Patrolman Ralph L. Croxton

Patrolman Ralph L. Croxton

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, April 1, 1924

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Ralph L. Croxton

Patrolman Croxton was shot and killed by a man he arrested in a raid previous night. The suspect confronted Patrolman Croxton at 18th Avenue and Portland Avenue near a soft draink stand he owned. A heated argument ensued and the suspect pulled a pistol and killed Patrolman Croxton.

Patrolman Croxton had been with the Louisville Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his wife and infant son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed Suicide

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Patrolman Croxton,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 1, 2024

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