In Memoriam

(Image courtesy of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC.)

Frank C. Denzinger

EOW: June 18th, 2007

Badge Number: 22-16

Officer Frank Denzinger was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance call. The officers responded to a report of a confrontation between a mother and her son in the 6000 block of Rachel Court in Georgetown at about 1830 hours. Upon their arrival, while they were conversing with the mother in the driveway, her 15-year-old son ambushed both officers from an upstairs window of the residence. The suspect, who was using a high-powered, World War II relic M-1 Garand rifle, struck Officer Denzinger with a second round between the side panels of his bullet-resistant vest, before the other officer was able to return fire into the home. Officer Denzinger was transported to University Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, where he succumbed to his wounds. The other officer was seriously wounded, but survived. The suspect was found six hours later inside the residence having committed suicide. Officer Denzinger had served with the Floyd County Sheriff's Office for four years. He is survived by his wife, 2-year-old daughter, parents and two sisters.

Daniel A. Mayfield

EOW: January 24th, 1926

Badge Number: Unknown

Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Mayfield gave the ultimate sacrifice on Sunday January 24, 1926 when he was shot and killed during a shootout. Deputy Mayfield, Sheriff Jacob Yenowine and New Albany Police Officers Clarence Elliott, John Fischer and Daniel Wilson were involved in a shootout with six men as they passed the officers at the stone bridge over Falling Run Creek in the West End of New Albany. The men had just broken into the Farmers State Bank in Lanesville and were suspects in an earlier robbery at the White House in New Albany. Deputy Sheriff Mayfield was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, five sisters and three brothers.

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