Patrolman Gwendolyn Ann Downs

Patrolman Gwendolyn Ann Downs

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 1977

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Gwendolyn Ann Downs

Patrolman Gwen Downs was shot and killed after she and her partner responded to a call at a parking lot of a fast food restaurant at 700 West Broadway.

After the officers had waited several minutes and were unable to find anyone who had called the police, Patrolman Down's estranged husband pulled into the lot. As she approached him he pulled out a gun and shot her before committing suicide.

Patrolman Downs is survived by her two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 16, 2019

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