Officer William Porter

Officer William Porter

La Grange Police Department, Kentucky

  • Age: 55
  • Tour: unknown
  • End of Watch: February 25, 1955
  • Chair Delivery: February 7, 2019

Patrolman William Porter was shot and killed as he and the chief of police attempted to arrest a suspect who had robbed a supermarket.  Patrolman Porter and the chief located the suspect passing through LaGrange.  As their patrol pulled alongside the suspect’s vehicle the man opened fire, striking Patrolman Porter in the forehead.