Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Deidre Irene Mengedoht

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 2018

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Reflections for Detective Deidre Irene Mengedoht

Our deepest condolences goes out to this officer’s family and department. We all are saddened by yet another loss of one that’s goal was to serve her fellow man. You did that and now Rest In Peace. Bless the family and department.

Chief of Police, Thomas E Kelly
Apache Junction AZ Police Department

December 25, 2018

Everyday, I make an effort to pray to GOD that HE will grant me the MERCY, GRACE and Time to complete my mission on earth that GOD has created me for, before HE comes back to take me home ! We all as humans should learn to Love each other as humans, enough not to drink and drive, that will end other's lives prematurely, she had a son yet to raise and teach as only a mother can do ! It affects all living to learn of such tragedy in the world!

Wayne Henderson born Louisvillian, now R
Just read this Heart wrenching story, it's never acceptable, from any

December 25, 2018

It is with sadness and heavy hearts to hear this tragic event. Having had to bury several law enforcement officers over the years it never gets easier. My heart is with her and her family as well as all law enforcement. All of you are always in our prayers.

Chief Executive Officer (Former) Dr. Tom
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

December 25, 2018

R.I.P Officer Deidre Mengedoht

Sgt Dustin Monen

December 25, 2018

Rest in peace Sister. I am sorry that your time was during this holiday season.

Special Agent Wilkerson
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

December 25, 2018

Tragic loss at this time of the year. May God watch over your son as he grows and thank you for your service

Lieutenant- retired Donald Lunceford
Mobile County Sheriff's Office

December 25, 2018

My deepest sympathy to to LMPD. I'm sorry for your lost. I truly appreciate all of you for the very difficult work you do keeping us all safe.

Bob Solley

December 25, 2018

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

December 25, 2018

To the family of Detective Deidre Mengedoht, friends, Chief of Police Steve Conrad and the
Louisville Metro Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department, NC

December 25, 2018


I am heartbroken. I was fortunate enough to call you friend, to have you as a trainer, to have you as a mentor, and to be able to speak you about any and all things. My heartaches and the tears just continue to fall. I am sorry that we could not be there with you in your final moments, and I believe this is what pains me the most. You gave your life for the oath that many of us share, and there will never be a way that we can fully repay you or your family for your sacrifice. We will watch over your son, and we will continue to do great work in your name. You are absent from the body, but forever present in the spirit. Rest easy my friend. Car 294, you have earned your heavenly reward.

Ofc. Demetrius Latham, Jr.
Louisville Metro Police Department

December 25, 2018

Detective Deidra Mengedoht, of the Louisville, Kentucky Metro Police Department, was killed in the Line-of-Duty on Monday, December 24, 2018, when her patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a truck during a traffic stop. She became trapped in her vehicle when it erupted into flames. She is the 146th Law Enforcement Officer this year to Sacrifice ALL for us. May the Lord God bless and keep you! We will take it from here. Rest easy my Sister-in-Blue. God speed! He is waiting for you.

And for Detective Deidra Mengedoht's family, friends and all the members of the Louisville Metro Police Department and their families, please find comfort in these words from Scripture:

"Blessed are those who mourn. They shall be comforted." [Matthew 5:4 GW]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D. Div.
Merrimack NH Police Department
Nashua NH Police Department

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

December 25, 2018

What a sad day for Louisville Metro Police may God bless Deidre I'm a Metro employee from Louisville Public Works myself and it's a dangerous world out there but for some guy to be driving drunk while at work what the hell do we do next how do this happen 2018 are any other year

Victor Presley
Louisville metro pw

December 25, 2018

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Javier Cornejo, Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee WI

December 25, 2018

Rest in peace Detective Mengedoht. Praying for your family's comfort and peace.
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Steven Rhea, State Traffic Officer (ret)
California Highway Patrol

December 25, 2018

Rest in peace Detective Mengedoht. A brave and humble heroine.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 25, 2018

Detective Mengedoh of the Louisville Metro Police Department your watch is over. Detective Deidre Mengedoh now patrols the streets of Heaven. Rest peacefully Hero in the presence of God, May he comfort your Family, Friends, and Fellow Officers at this most difficult time.

Ptl. Richard E. Gray
NYC Highway Patrol (Retired)

December 25, 2018

I am beyond words to describe the heartache, thank you for your service, may the Peace of Jesus be with you and your family, now and forever. Salute good officer.

Father of Sgt. Robert Goodwin MNPD

December 25, 2018

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my sister and blue.

(Ret.) Tpr. Dean Aires
PA State Police

December 25, 2018

God bless her and the family she leaves behind. Always tradgic to read or hear of fatalities for just doing their jobs. Many prayers for all involved, including her second family the ones in blue. No words will ever capture this sadness experienced by those affected. My prayers to everyone. Thank you for your service, keep heaven safe.

Deputy Chief Richard Wilson
Monroe Township Fire District -Illinois

December 25, 2018

May God watch over the family and fellow officers these heroes worked with. We can only imagine their pain. But we can sympathize with them and we must support them. Running to the danger when all others run away from it. Selfless and fearless to the end. They now work heavens Beat. And are in God's hands forever. Ever watching down on us all.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

December 25, 2018

Rest in peace Sister.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the LMPD during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

December 25, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

December 25, 2018

God bless you and Thanks for your service and sacrifice. my thoughts are with you, your family and all who serve whoever and wherever they are on this Xmas day 2018.

Commander Son's of the American Legion P
American Legion Post 61

December 25, 2018

Rest In Peace my fellow Sister In Blue -- You left this earth way too soon. I am praying for your young son, your family and the whole department.

(Ret) Sgt & Senior Investigator
WA State Patrol & WA AG Ofc

December 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and brothers/sisters in blue.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 25, 2018

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