Detective Sergeant Lawrence Mialback

Detective Sergeant Lawrence Mialback

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, October 12, 1927

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Lawrence Mialback

Detective Sergeant Mialback succumbed to wounds sustained 10 days earlier when he was shot as he and two civilian volunteers transported three prisoners to the police station for questioning about a stolen car.

As the patrol car was driving past the intersection of 5th and Jefferson Streets one of the suspects pulled a pistol from his hat and shot Detective Sergeant Mialback in the face. He then shot and killed the two volunteers before fleeing. The man was arrested three days later at his place of work.

The 19-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life.

Detective Sergeant Mialback was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 2, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

stolen vehicle

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 12, 2011

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