Homicide Support Group
You are not alone, you are not forgotten.
In 2014, the Louisville Metro Police Department formed a Homicide Support Group. It was created to enhance a network of support for survivors of homicide victims that already existed.
About Our Group
The LMPD, led by Chief Steve Conrad and Lt. Donny Burbrink III of the Homicide Unit, is partnering with homicide survivors, Hosparus Grief Counseling Center, Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board, Office of Safe Neighborhoods, Jefferson County Coroner's Office and other agencies to provide a safe and understanding environment where experiences can be shared and support can be provided.
Survivors help each other feel less isolated by connecting with others who've suffered a similar tragedy. They help each other gain an understanding of loss and grief. They help promote a better understanding of the criminal justice system that will lessen the burden on survivors of homicide victims.
The LMPD Homicide Support Group was designed to establish a better rapport within the community and bridge gaps in communication between survivors' families and the judicial process in general. Intimate group settings will be planned and implemented throughout Metro Louisville in impacted neighborhoods. This is an effort to ease travel hardships on affected families. Meetings are held monthly with survivors' families. In an effort to make resources readily available and user friendly for homicide victims' families, the following links are provided:
- Hosparus Grief Counseling Center
- Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board
- Jefferson County Coroner's Office (Voice of the Survivors)
- Office of Safe Neighborhoods
If you would like more information on the Homicide Support Group, please contact Detective Amber Koenig.
As always, if you or someone you know has information on any homicides, please contact the LMPD at 502-574-LMPD (5673).All calls remain anonymous.