Detective Alton P. Embry, Jr.

Detective Alton P. Embry, Jr.

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, May 7, 1988

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Alton P. Embry, Jr.

Detective Embry was killed when the unmarked police vehicle he was a passenger in crashed on the interstate-64 ramp leading to the Shawnee Expressway. His partner was treated for his injuries at hospital and released.

Detective Embry served with the Louisville Police Department for 19 years.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Al and I rode together for six years. We were best friends and like brothers. His death was a personal tragedy for me. I can only imagine what it would have been like to retire together. I have lost contact with his family and would truly like to get in touch with them.

Detective Doug Wheatley
Louisville Division of Police

May 7, 2019

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