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Ralph L. Croxton

End of Tour: Tuesday, April 1, 1924Fallen Hero
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: Not available
Age: 28
Incident Date: Tuesday, April 1, 1924
Incident Location: 18th Avenue and Portland Avenue
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Not available or applicable
Weapon Involved: Gun; Unknown type
Case Status: Closed


Patrolman Croxton was shot and killed by a man he arrested in a raid the night before. The suspect confronted Patrolman Croxton at 18th Avenue and Portland Avenue. A heated argument ensued and the suspect pulled a pistol and killed Patrolman Croxton.

Patrolman Croxton had been with the agency for only seven months and was survived by his wife.

Louisville Division of Police