John Gruber

End of Watch: Monday, January 27, 1930

Biographical Info

Age: 65

Tour of Duty: 15 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Date of Incident: January 26, 1930

Incident Location: 41st Street and Market Street

Weapon Used: Vehicle

Case Status: Closed

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Patrolman John Gruber died as a result of injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a drunk driver near the intersection of 41st Street and Market Street.

He was investigating an automobile accident when he was struck by a vehicle while standing near his patrol car. He was taken to City Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The suspect was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was indicted by a grand jury on March 25, 1930.

Patrolman Gruber served with the Louisville Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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