Richard Distler

End of Watch: Friday, December 10, 1943

Biographical Info

Age: 74

Tour of Duty: 25 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Leg injury

Date of Incident: November 2, 1943

Incident Location: Not available

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Case Status: Closed

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Officer Distler served with the Louisville Division of Police from 1918 until his death. He died of medical complications due to a leg injury that he suffered on-duty the month before his death.

He is survived by his wife, two (2) daughters, son, brother, six (6) grandchildren, and two (2) great-grandchildren.

To support the men and women of the LMPD, visit the Louisville Metro Police Foundation website to find out more.