Patrolman Alvin L. Keown

Photo of Patrolman Alvin L. Keown
End of Watch: Sat, Nov 8th, 1952
Date of Incident: Sat, Nov 8th, 1952
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 4 years
Age: 24


His wife and child.


Patrolman Keown was shot and killed when he responded to a gun call at a tavern located at Seventh and Arcade.

The suspect was fleeing out of the back door when he confronted Patrolman Keown and shot him.

The suspect was later apprehended in New York and executed in the electric chair for a murder he committed there.


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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 Alvin L. Keown.

Patrolman Alvin L. Keown
Left by Stephanie Moore on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Thank you for your service. You and your sacrafice are not forgotten. Keep watch over Chris as he continues in your footsteps with the LMPD. Rest in Peace.