Officer Eugene Luther was killed in an abortive
robbery attempt while off duty on April 25, 1980.
Officer Luther was leaving a north area restaurant
at about 10 p.m. When he reached his car in the parking lot and
opened the car door, he was confronted by an armed subject who demanded
all of his money. In an effort to protect himself, Officer Luther
drew a small caliber handgun; however, the suspect fired first.
Officer Luther was able to return fire and it is believed he may
have struck the suspect. Officer Luther died at the scene.
Despite an exhaustive investigation, no one has
ever been prosecuted for Officer Luther's murder.
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