Corporal Michael Rush Carrithers

Corporal Michael Rush Carrithers

Louisville Housing Authority Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, August 17, 1995

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Michael Rush Carrithers

Corporal Michael Carrithers died from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Preston Street and St. Catherine Street on February 29th, 1980.

He was responding to a burglary in progress when the crash occurred. He was rushed to a hospital where he lapsed into a coma and remained unconscious until his death, 15 years later.

Corporal Carrithers was survived by his wife.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, February 29, 1980

burglary, emergency response

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Cpl. Carrithers,
On today, the 25th 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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August 17, 2020

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