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Joseph L. Price

End of Tour: Wednesday, November 29, 1967Joseph L. Price
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: Not available
Age: Not available
Incident Date: Wednesday, November 29, 1967
Incident Location: Gilligan Street
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Not available or applicable
Weapon Involved: Handgun
Case Status: Closed


Patrolman Price was shot and killed after he and his partner were abducted at gunpoint. The two officers had stopped two suspicious men at 34th and Pflanz Street for questioning. During the questioning, they realized that one of the suspects had a warrant. When they made the man sit in the patrol car, the suspect's brother also jumped into the car. While in the car, the suspect slipped the brother a gun. The man stuck the gun in the officer's neck and ordered him to drop the radio.

The two men ordered the officers to hand over their guns before making them drive several blocks. When the vehicle approached Gilligan Street, the suspect shot and killed Officer Price.

Louisville Division of Police