Patrolman Delmar Whitworth Sr.

Photo of Patrolman Delmar Whitworth Sr.
End of Watch: Tue, May 24th, 1960
Date of Incident: Tue, May 24th, 1960
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Service Time: 30 years
Age: 57


From the 1940's to 1987 the Jefferson County Police Department was the primary provider of ambulance service to the county. First-aid-trained police officers in "stretcher cars" provided care to the sick and injured. This was before the development of Emergency Medical Services. The officers did everything from caring for the critically wounded in traffic accidents to delivering babies.

Patrolman Whitworth was attending to the victim of a traffic accident when the driver of the ambulance station wagon lost control. A car pulled out of a driveway causing the ambulance driver to apply brakes, they locked causing it to skid and spin out of control on a rain-soaked highway. The officers were transporting the victim to Kentucky Baptist Hospital.


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The Jefferson County Police Department has been disbanded and absorbed by the Louisville Metro Police Department.


There are 2 tributes for Patrolman Delmar Whitworth Sr.

Patrolman Delmar Whitworth Sr.
Left on Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Thank you for your service Patrolman Whitworth.