George Coulter

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 17, 1858

Biographical Info

Age: 46

Tour of Duty: 1 year

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: 

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: August 17, 1858

Incident Location: Hancock Street and Green Street

Weapon Used: Handgun

Case Status: Closed

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Patrolman George Coulter was shot and killed by a subject near the intersection of Hancock Street and Green Street.

Another patrolman was attempting to make an arrest at the scene of a large bonfire when William Gilmore interfered. Patrolman Coulter and the second subject began to struggle and then fired pistols at each other. Patrolman Coulter suffered two (2) gunshot wounds and died approximately 30 minutes later.

The subject was also shot but survived his wounds. He was charged with Patrolman Coulter's murder but later acquitted at trial after claiming self defense.

Patrolman Coulter had served with the Louisville Division of Police for one (1) year. He is survived by his wife and several children.

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