Patrolman Frank Herman Wilke

Photo of Patrolman Frank Herman Wilke
End of Watch: Sun, Mar 25th, 1928
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 2 years
Age: 26

Incident

Patrolman Wilke was shot and killed after he and his partner spotted a stolen vehicle near 8th and Oldham Sreets. The officers approached the vehicle and started to question the occupants. One of the occupants retrieved a gun from the back seat and shot Patrolman Wilke in the neck, killing him. Patrolman Wilke's partner returned fire and killed the assailant.

Agency

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The Louisville Division of Police has been disbanded and absorbed by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Tributes

There is 1 tribute for Patrolman Frank Herman Wilke.

Patrolman Frank Herman Wilke
Left on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Thank you sir. Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.