Patrolman Thomas Martin Giltner

Patrolman Thomas Martin Giltner

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, June 2, 1919

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Thomas Martin Giltner

Patrolman Thomas Giltner was shot and killed as he walked his foot post, unarmed, near Seventh Street and Broadway.

He was shot while trying to arrest two men in front of a garage at about 2:00 am.

A suspect was arrested but later acquitted at trial.

Patrolman Giltner served with the Louisville Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

suspicious person

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Patrolman Giltner,
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.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 2, 2019

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