Officer Rank: Police Officer
Memorial Panel: 11-E: 26
Department: Louisville, Kentucky, P.D.
End of Watch: 01/15/1862
Length of Service: 20
Officer Rust was shot while attempting to arrest two men for stealing mules. As Officer Rust entered the residence where the men were hiding, he was shot in the chest and head. Officer Harry Kirby was also injured by gunfire during the incident but survived.