Patrolman Alvin L. Keown

Patrolman Alvin L. Keown

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 1952

Alvin L. Keown

Patrolman Keown was shot and killed when he responded to a gun call at a tavern located at Seventh and Arcade. The suspect was fleeing out of the back door when he confronted Patrolman Keown and shot him.

The suspect was later apprehended in New York and executed in the electric chair for a murder he committed there.

Patrolman Keown had served with the agency for 16 months. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary year 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.

Rest In Peace

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

April 10, 2012

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