Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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.