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Robert E. McGalin

End of Tour: Sunday, August 25, 1929Robert E. McGalin
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: Not available
Age: 52
Incident Date: Sunday, August 25, 1929
Incident Location: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Not available or applicable
Weapon Involved: Handgun
Case Status: Closed


Patrolman McGalin was shot and killed after he and his partner were flagged down by a citizen who had just seen a suspect who had held him up earlier. As the citizen pointed out the suspect, the officers observed the suspect throw an object between two houses. Patrolman McGalin's partner went to investigate leaving Patroman McGalin with the citizen. At some point, while Patrolman McGalin was alone with the citizen, the suspect approached, shot and killed Patrolman McGalin. The suspect was captured the next day and sentenced to life in prison.

Louisville Division of Police