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.
There are 2 photos for Patrolman Delmar Whitworth Sr.