John Dolan

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 20, 1904

Biographical Info

Age: 33

Tour of Duty: 1 year, 2 months

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: August 1, 1904

Incident Location: Mellwood Avenue and Story Avenue

Weapon Used: Gun (unknown type)

Case Status: Closed

John Dolan headshot


Patrolman Dolan served with the Louisville Division of Police from August 1903 until his death. Four (4) months before his death, he was shot while on-duty at Mellwood Avenue and Story Avenue while attempting to break up a bar fight. He died as a result of infection and shock due to an amputated leg that had been removed at the hip.

He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Catholic Knights and Ladies of America. His funeral was held at St. Michael Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, brother James Dolan, and sisters Sarah, Margaret, Bridget, and Katherine Dolan.

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