End of Watch: Monday, January 27, 1930
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: January 26, 1930
Incident Location: 41st Street and Market Street
Weapon Used: Vehicle
Case Status: Closed
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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