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GWEN DOWNS

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Rank: Patrol Officer
Panel: 45-E: 2
Department: Louisville, Kentucky, P.D.
End of Watch: May 16, 1977
Cause: Gunfire
Age: 26
Years of Service: 3

Description: Patrol Officer Downs was shot and killed after she and her partner responded to a call at a parking lot. The estranged husband of Officer Downs approached and began an argument, then pulled a gun and shot Officer Downs twice. The man then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.