Patrolman Harvey Dennis Hand

Patrolman Harvey Dennis Hand

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, September 11, 1914

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Harvey Dennis Hand

Patrolman Hand was killed when he was struck by a Louisville and Nashville passenger train at Hancock Street and Barnett Street. Passersby noticed Patrolman Hand's hat, bearing his badge number, fall from the locomotive's cow-catcher at 7th and Magnolia Streets. Patrolman Hand's body was found the following morning in a railroad ditch near where he was struck.

Patrolman Hand had served with the Louisville Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 168

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Patrolman Hand rest in peace and Olav Hashalom. Thanks for your valor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 30, 2017

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