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

Patrolman Heffernan had been with the agency for four years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Patrolman Heffernan,
On today, the 113th 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.



August 12, 2011

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