Captain Donald Ray LeCompte

Photo of Captain Donald Ray LeCompte
Last Call: Fri, Jan 21st, 1972
Date of Incident: Thu, Jan 20th, 1972
Cause of Death: Fall (Accidental)
Service Time: 15 years
Age: 37


His wife, Shelby; daughters Yolanda (14), Denise (12), and Monica (7); four brothers and five sisters


Captain LeCompte suffered fatal injuries when he fell from a roof while fighting a fire at 2402 West Jefferson Street in Louisville's west end. The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 P.M. He succumbed to his injuries at approximately 4:25 P.M. the following day.

A 19 year old Louisville man was charged with arson and murder in connection with Captain LeCompte's death.

Captain LeCompte also served previously as a member of a Crash Rescue Team in the U.S. Air Force.


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1135 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 574-3701
Chief Gregory Frederick


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Captain Donald Ray LeCompte
Left on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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