Patrolman William Albert Drury

Photo of Patrolman William Albert Drury
End of Watch: Wed, Jun 20th, 1945
Date of Incident: Sat, Apr 14th, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 4 years
Age: 60


His six children and nine grandchildren.


Patrolman William Drury succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained in Louisville, Kentucky, two months earlier while taking a U.S. Navy deserter to the federal building at 6th Street and Broadway.

The deserter had been arrested in Jeffersonville and was being taken to the federal building in Louisville to be turned over to federal authorities. As Patrolman Drury exited the patrol car in the building's parking lot the deserter suddenly grabbed his revolver and shot him in the throat at point-blank range before fleeing on foot. He was located in New Albany, Indiana, that evening by Navy Shore Patrol officers and shot and wounded during an exchange of gunfire with them.

Patrolman Drury had served with the Jeffersonville Police Department for four years. He was survived by his six children and nine grandchildren.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Jeffersonville Police Department
Jeffersonville Police Department Patch
2210 East 10th Street
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
(812) 283-6633
Chief Kevin Kavanaugh


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