Officer Rank: Police Officer

Memorial Panel: 59-W: 32

Department: Louisville, Kentucky, P.D.

End of Watch: 10/04/1950

Cause: Physical related incident

Age: 41

Length of Service: 7 Years

Police Officer Lawson suffered chest pains after he and his partner struggled to subdue an impaired soldier and placed him in a holding cell. During the struggle, the suspect struck Officer Lawson in the chest with his elbow. Officer Lawson was transported to the hospital where he died of a heart attack.



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