Gwendolyn Ann <I>Malone</I> Downs

Gwendolyn Ann Malone Downs

Kentucky, USA
Death 16 May 1977 (aged 26)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 18293319 · View Source
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Gwendolyn Downs, known as "Gwen," was a City Police Officer in Louisville, Kentucky. She died in the line of duty at age 26. Officer Downs and her partner was responding to a disturbance call in a parking lot. After waiting a few minutes there, they were unable to find the person who made the call. Just then, Officer Downs estranged husband pulled up into the Parking Lot near them, as she approached him, he pulled out a handgun and shot her, then committed suicide. Officer Downs was survived by two daughters.


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  • Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
  • Added: 7 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18293319
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gwendolyn Ann Malone Downs (14 May 1951–16 May 1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18293319, citing Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas (contributor 46786768) .