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Tommy Ray

End of Tour: Friday, April 20, 1973Tommy Ray
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: Not available
Age: 28
Incident Date: Saturday, March 17, 1973
Incident Location: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Not available
Weapon Involved: Handgun
Case Status: Closed


Narrative:

Patrolman Ray succumbed to gunshot wounds received one month earlier while responding to a burglary call.

A store owner had arrived to work and discovered that a burglary had taken place and called police. The suspect, however, was still inside the store and robbed the owner after he made the call.

Patrolman Ray responded to the store to make a burglary report, but was unaware of the robbery that was currently taking place.

Patrolman Ray entered the store and the suspect attempted to flee. The suspect shot Patrolman Ray twice as he fled.

Patrolman Ray was survived by his two sons.


Louisville Division of Police