Patrolman John Harlan Hawthorne

Patrolman John Harlan Hawthorne

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, January 22, 1947

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John Harlan Hawthorne

Patrolman Hawthorne was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a three-alarm fire at St. Martin's School. During the response his patrol vehicle collided with a truck at the intersection of Shelby and Jefferson Streets and burst into flames. He was trapped inside of the vehicle and received fatal burns.

Patrolman Hawthorne had served with the Louisville Police Department for five years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, fire alarm

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Patrolman Hawthorne,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 22, 2022

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