Thomas M Giltner

End of Watch: Monday, June 2, 1919

Biographical Info

Age: 48

Tour of Duty: 1 year

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Date of Incident: June 2, 1919

Incident Location: 7th Street and Broadway

Weapon Used: Gun (unknown type)

Case Status: Closed

Thomas Giltner headshot


Patrolman Giltner was shot and killed as he walked his foot post, unarmed, near 7th Street and Broadway.

He was shot while trying to arrest two (2) men at 2 am  in front of a garage.

A suspect was arrested but later acquitted at trial.

Patrolman Giltner served with the Louisville Police Department for one (1) year. He is survived by his wife, five (5) daughters, three (3) sons, brother, and sister.

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