End of Watch: Monday, December 24, 2018

Biographical Info

Age: 32

Tour of Duty: 7 years

Rank: Patrol Officer

Assignment: Second Division

Badge Number: 6086

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Vehicle Assault

Date of Incident: Monday, December 24, 2018

Incident Location: Interstate 64 between Fourth and Sixth Streets

Weapon Used: Vehicle

Suspect Info: In Custody

Case Status: Closed

Deidre Mengedoht

Narrative

Detective Mengedoht was killed when her patrol vehicle was struck by an impaired driver while conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 64 between Fourth and Sixth Streets in downtown Louisville, just after 2 pm.

Her vehicle was stopped in the right lane with its emergency equipment activated when it was struck from behind by a Metropolitan Sewer District tractor-trailer. The patrol vehicle was pushed into the vehicle that she had stopped and became engulfed in flames with Detective Mengedoht trapped inside. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with driving under the influence and murder of a law enforcement officer.

Detective Mengendoht had served the Louisville Metro Police Department for seven (7) years. She is survived by a young son.