Patrolman John Patrick Minogue

Patrolman John Patrick Minogue

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, October 4, 1952

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John Patrick Minogue

Patrolman John Minogue was killed in motorcycle accident while he and his partner attempted to catch a traffic violator.

As they sped up the street a vehicle turned left at Broadway and 15th Street and struck Patrolman Minogue.

Patrolman Minogue was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Louisville Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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His family name is a very old Irish name from East Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. The name is also connected with the Lamont (lawman) clan in Scotland.
He comes from a long line of lawmen, including the Chief of Police in Montreal, Quebec, who used to stand behind the bench of the Montreal Canadiens at every home game in the Forum.
He died on the Feast Day of Saint Francis, another great servant of the people and The Catholic Church. "May he always dwell in the kind and faithful shelter of the Holy Trinity" (John O'Donohue)

John P Minogue

October 1, 2013

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