Patrolman John Gruber

Patrolman John Gruber

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 1930

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John Gruber

Patrolman John Gruber died as a result of injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a drunk driver near the intersection of 41st Street and Market Street.

He was investigating an automobile accident when he was struck by a vehicle while standing near his patrol car. He was taken to City Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The suspect was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was indicted by a grand jury on March 25, 1930.

Patrolman Gruber served with the Louisville Police Department for 15 years.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 26, 1930

accident investigation, drunk driver

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Patrolman Gruber,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisville.


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January 27, 2020

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