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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 22, 2012

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