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Walter Vance

End of Tour: Thursday, August 25, 1927Fallen Hero
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: Not available
Age: 32
Incident Date: Thursday, August 25, 1927
Incident Location: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Elliott Taylor
Weapon Involved: Gun; Unknown type
Case Status: Not available


On Thursday evening, Patrolman Vance and Patrolman William W. Clark went to the Early Delicatessen Store for lunch on Burnett Street. Patrolman Clark was wounded after confronting Elliott Taylor, who had a knife. Taylor fled after a shooting foray that wounded Patrolman Clark. Patrolman Vance was fatally shot by the fleeing suspect.

Patrolman Vance was survived by his wife and 4 children. He had been with the agency for 23 days.

Louisville Division of Police