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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


Narrative:

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