Patrol Officer David Thomas Childs

Photo of Patrol Officer David Thomas Childs
End of Watch: Sat, Apr 8th, 1972
Date of Incident: Sat, Apr 8th, 1972
Cause of Death: Drowning (Accidental)
Service Time: 5 years
Age: 39


His wife Joyce, son Roy Thomas, and daughters Carolyn and Deborah.


While on a flood rescue mission, KSP Water Patrol Officer David Childs and Trooper James McNeely drowned after their boat was swept over the dam at Lock 4 in Frankfort. The two canoeist that they were searching for were later found safe.

Officer Childs was a veteran of the Korean War.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kentucky State Police
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919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
(800) 222-5555
Commissioner Rodney Brewer


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