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Lawrence Mialbach

End of Tour: Wednesday, October 12, 1927Lawrence Mialbach
Rank: Detective Sergeant
Assignment: Not available
Age: 40
Incident Date: Sunday, October 2, 1927
Incident Location: 5th and Jefferson Streets
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Not available or applicable
Weapon Involved: Handgun
Case Status: Closed


Detective Sergeant Mialbach succumbed to wounds sustained ten 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 Mialbach 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.

Detective Sergeant Mialbach was survived by his wife.

Louisville Division of Police