Officer
Jesse N. Louden
Indianapolis Police Department
Monday, June 18, 1923

Age: 49
Served: 11 years
Badge #: 156
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, June 14, 1923

Incident to Death Duration:
4 days
Incident Location:
16th Street and Central Avenue, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Paroled in 1968
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Officer Jesse Louden was shot while investigating a burglary near Deal's Pharmacy.

   Upon their arrival, he and his partner pursued a man on foot and when shots were exchanged, Officer Louden was struck in the abdomen. His partner returned fire before the suspect escaped.

   Officer Louden was transported to Methodist Hospital where he died four days later.

   After eight months, the suspect was apprehended and subsequently convicted of second-degree murder in a change of venue to Shelby County.

   The offender was sentenced to life but escaped from prison in 1933 and again in 1940. He was recaptured after both attempts and later released on parole in 1968.

   Officer Louden was survived by his wife, 15-year-old son and married daughter.



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