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Peter Grignon

Peter GrignonEnd of Tour: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: 2nd Division
Age: 27
Incident Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Incident Location: 2600 block of Accasia Drive
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Travis Ballard
Weapon Involved: Handgun
Case Status: Closed - Suspect committed suicide


Officer Peter Grignon was shot and killed after responding to a hit and run call in the 2600 block of Accasia Drive.

The incident occurred at approximate 6:30 am when Officer Grignon approached 2 suspects after finding the suspect vehicle approximately 2 blocks from the scene of the call.

A witness at the scene stated she heard the officer shout "Don't Shoot" and then heard 3 shots.

The suspect, Travis Ballard, was a 17 year old juvenile with an extensive history of criminal activity and mental problems.

Officer Grignon was rushed to University Hospital with 4 gunshot wounds to the head and neck area. Surgeons worked hard to save the officer, but he succumbed to his wounds at approximately 9:30 am.

Officer Grignon was 27 years old and recently married. He had been with the Louisville Metro Police Department for 2 years and 2 days.

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