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 Joseph Lloyd Price

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Joseph Lloyd Price

Birth
Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Death
29 Nov 1967 (aged 22)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
96233833 View Source

On November 29, 1967, at 34th and Pflanz Street in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, Officer Price and his partner detained a man they suspected of having an arrest warrant. The detained man's brother joined them during the pedestrian stop. While waiting to have the warrant verified the officers and the detained brothers waited in the police car. The detained individuals sat in the rear passenger seats with Price and his partner in the front. One of the individuals in the rear pulled a concealed pistol. They then forcibly took both of the officers service revolvers and ordered Officer Price to drive. When at the rear of the 3100 block of Bank Street the individuals shot both Officer Price and his partner in the back. Officer Price was shot five times and died in the patrol car from his wounds. His partner managed to flee after being shot four times. He made it to a telephone phone booth and called for help. He survived. One of the individuals was arrested at the scene. His brother was arrested later at a relatives house. Both were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. These death sentences were later commuted to life. This was a ruling by the United States Supreme Court finding capital punishment as being applied by the states at that time to be unconstitutional. Both were eventually paroled.

Officer Price had served with the Louisville Division of Police on patrol for only one month when he was fatally shot.
information submitted by Gary Powell-thanks

On November 29, 1967, at 34th and Pflanz Street in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, Officer Price and his partner detained a man they suspected of having an arrest warrant. The detained man's brother joined them during the pedestrian stop. While waiting to have the warrant verified the officers and the detained brothers waited in the police car. The detained individuals sat in the rear passenger seats with Price and his partner in the front. One of the individuals in the rear pulled a concealed pistol. They then forcibly took both of the officers service revolvers and ordered Officer Price to drive. When at the rear of the 3100 block of Bank Street the individuals shot both Officer Price and his partner in the back. Officer Price was shot five times and died in the patrol car from his wounds. His partner managed to flee after being shot four times. He made it to a telephone phone booth and called for help. He survived. One of the individuals was arrested at the scene. His brother was arrested later at a relatives house. Both were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. These death sentences were later commuted to life. This was a ruling by the United States Supreme Court finding capital punishment as being applied by the states at that time to be unconstitutional. Both were eventually paroled.

Officer Price had served with the Louisville Division of Police on patrol for only one month when he was fatally shot.
information submitted by Gary Powell-thanks


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