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Thomas J. Fitzgibbons

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Thomas J. Fitzgibbons

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death
10 Apr 1918 (aged 46)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section B, Lot 24, Grave 1.
Memorial ID
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NOTE: Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Death #10459 lists his date of birth as September 2, 1873, contrary to his gravestone.

Sergeant Fitzgibbons and Patrolman Thomas Quarles were attempting to arrest a robbery suspect, Irvin Anderson, when Anderson pulled a handgun, shot at the officers numerous times and fled the scene on foot. Sergeant Fitzgibbons was struck in the abdomen and later died. Patrolman Quarles was uninjured. Shortly after the shooting Anderson escaped to his grandfather's house in Underwood, IN, where he was later arrested.

Irvin Anderson was convicted of the murder of Sergeant Fitzgibbons and several armed robberies after a jury trial. He was sentenced to 'life' in the penitentiary.
[Source: various Courier-Journal newspaper articles from 1918.]

Sergeant Fitzgibbons served with the Louisville Police Department from 1896 till his death in 1918. ["Louisville Division of Police: 1806 - 2002" by Retd LPD Capt Mort Childress]

Father: Thomas Fitzgibbons
Mother: Rose Lawler

Following information supplied by Judy Fuss:
Buried 04/12/1918. Died at age 45.
NOTE: Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Death #10459 lists his date of birth as September 2, 1873, contrary to his gravestone.

Sergeant Fitzgibbons and Patrolman Thomas Quarles were attempting to arrest a robbery suspect, Irvin Anderson, when Anderson pulled a handgun, shot at the officers numerous times and fled the scene on foot. Sergeant Fitzgibbons was struck in the abdomen and later died. Patrolman Quarles was uninjured. Shortly after the shooting Anderson escaped to his grandfather's house in Underwood, IN, where he was later arrested.

Irvin Anderson was convicted of the murder of Sergeant Fitzgibbons and several armed robberies after a jury trial. He was sentenced to 'life' in the penitentiary.
[Source: various Courier-Journal newspaper articles from 1918.]

Sergeant Fitzgibbons served with the Louisville Police Department from 1896 till his death in 1918. ["Louisville Division of Police: 1806 - 2002" by Retd LPD Capt Mort Childress]

Father: Thomas Fitzgibbons
Mother: Rose Lawler

Following information supplied by Judy Fuss:
Buried 04/12/1918. Died at age 45.

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  • Created by: G. P.
  • Added: Jun 21, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53968843/thomas_j-fitzgibbons: accessed ), memorial page for Thomas J. Fitzgibbons (10 Apr 1872–10 Apr 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 53968843, citing Saint Louis Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by G. P. (contributor 47124408).