Patrolman Joseph J. Heffernan

Patrolman Joseph J. Heffernan

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, August 12, 1898

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Joseph J. Heffernan

Patrolman Heffernan succumbed to a gunshot wound to the liver received two days earlier while attempting to arrest two burglars on 21st Street near Rowan Street. Patrolman Heffernan and his partner spotted two men who were getting ready to burglarized a business when both men shot at both officers.

The suspect was shot and killed by police in Owensboro October 9, 1898.

Patrolman Heffernan had been with the Louisville Police Department for four years.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 10, 1898
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

burglary in progress

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