Patrolman
Louis Nelson Massey
Evansville Police Department
Saturday, July 4, 1903

Age: 51
Served: 18 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 23W, Line 22
Panel L26, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, July 3, 1903
04:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
10th and Mulberry streets, Evansville
Incident County:
Vanderburgh
Incident Township:
Pigeon
Weapon Used:
Handgun
Suspect Info:
Died in prison
Burial Location:
Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville

   Patrolman Louis Massey was shot and killed while questioning a suspect.

   Patrolman Massey was on routine patrol when the owner of a local saloon told him a man had just left the establishment without paying for a beer. As Patrolman Massey questioned the man the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot him in the abdomen. Patrolman Massey was able to return fire and wounded the suspect.

   The offender died from his wounds at the Indiana Reformatory on July 31, 1903.

   Patrolman Massey was survived by his wife and child.