Jeffersontown Police Department

  • Agency: Jeffersontown Police Department
  • Address: 10410 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown, 40299 KY
  • Chief: Colonel Richard W Sanders (Chief of Police)
Phone: 502 267-0503
Fax: 502 267-5936

Jeffersontown Police Department is located at 10410 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown, 40299 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Colonel Richard W Sanders. The Jeffersontown Police Department phone number is 502 267-0503.

Jeffersontown Police Department News

**Statement related to shooting at Kroger, 9080 Taylorsville Rd ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2018 – On October 24, 2018 at approximately 2:54 pm, Jeffersontown Police responded to a shooting incident at the Kroger located at 9080 Taylorsville Road. Initial findings of the investigation into the events that transpired yesterday reveal that the suspect, Gregory A. Bush, 51 of Louisville, KY, entered the store and gunned down his first victim, Maurice Stallard, 69, of Louisville. The suspect then exited the store where he encountered the second victim, Vickie Jones, 67 of Louisville, at which time the suspect then gunned Ms. Jones down in the parking lot. Both victims died at the scene. While in the parking lot, a citizen possessing a carry concealed permit and armed with a handgun engaged the suspect at that time which resulted in an exchange of gunfire that lasted several moments amongst the parked vehicles in the store’s parking lot. Multiple rounds were fired by both the suspect and the intervening citizen. Neither the suspect nor the involved citizen, nor any other bystanders were injured with this exchange of gunfire. The suspect was able to make it to his vehicle and fled the parking lot of the store while officers from the Jeffersontown Police Department and other agencies were simultaneously converging on the area and arriving on scene. The suspect and his vehicle were located on Hurstbourne Pkwy., directly adjacent to the Stony Brook Center, where the suspect was then taken into custody by officers without further incident. The investigation into yesterday’s events continue as investigators with the Jeffersontown Police Department, the Louisville Metro Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the ATF work in concert with one another to determine any possible motive behind the suspect’s actions. The Jeffersontown Police Department will hold a press conference at 10410 Taylorsville Road at 4:00pm today to provide an update on the status of the investigation. WAVE 3 News WLKY News WHAS11 News WDRB News Courier Journal Associated Press

We are deeply saddened by this fatal shooting in our community. Our hearts are with the victims, families, witnesses, and everyone impacted by this tragedy. We will release more detailed information about the incident tomorrow. As of 8pm, police have cleared the scene at Kroger. Patrons are now able to pick up their vehicles that were left in the parking lot. Kroger will remain closed until Friday at 7am.

The men and women of the Jeffersontown Police Department extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends and LMPD family of Jon Lesher. Your loss is ours to share. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Thanks to Noah and his mom for coming to visit us today. Noah was one of the winners from our bike giveaway and he wanted to bring us something to thank us!! Awesome young man who really liked our patch collection in the lobby.

As of late, the Jeffersontown Police Department has responded to several incidents where citizens have had belongings, including purses, electronics and other property, stolen from their vehicles while parked at their homes. Many of these vehicles, but not all, were left unlocked in the driveways or out on the street in front of the house or apartment. As a reminder, please do not leave your vehicles unlocked, even in your own driveway/parking lot and always remove valuable belongings and merchandise from your vehicles. With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, this is even a more crucial reminder. We patrol the neighborhoods and apartment complexes, as well as the commercial areas of our city constantly in an attempt to deter and locate criminals. One thing we hear routinely from residents and businesses alike, including some victims, is that they observed some type of suspicious activity or persons in an area and many times at an hour of the day or night when foot traffic is abnormal for the area in question. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY! If you can safely do so, notify us while the suspicious activity is on-going or the suspicious person is still present. If you can't report it as it is happening, please do so as soon as possible afterwards. We would greatly prefer getting there to prevent a crime and potentially catch some criminal in the act as opposed to arriving after the fact to meet someone from our fair city who now has the unpleasant title of "victim" being bestowed upon them.

****Update**** 0846hrs roadway is back open Watterson Trl at Bunsen is down to one lane due to a tractor trailer broken down at this location. Please use alternate routes around this area. You can get around this location by going either Plantside or Bluegrass Pky. If you absolutely have to go this direction, please use patience and extreme caution as we have an officer directing traffic around the vehicle.

*****Update, Both subjects have been captured***** These two subjects were last seen in the area of the Jeffersontown High School late last night. Their whereabouts are unknown at this time. If you see these subjs do not approach, call 911 with as much information as possible. Thank you for your assistance in advance. (We have no further information to provide to media outlets, contact Louisville Metro Corrections for further)

We had a great time stopping by Puzzle's Fun Dome for their Police Day today.

UPDATE: Louisville Metro Animal Services currently has the dog as she did not have a chip and we’ve been unable to locate her owner. If she’s yours, please call 502-473-7387. She will be at the 3705 Manslick Rd location.

Thanks to Louisville Metro Police Department for the mention! We are honored to present with LMPD, PAARI - Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative, and other leaders from law enforcement, government, health care, and academia from across the US at the National Institute of Justice Opioid Research Summit in Washington D.C.

https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2018/09/18/forty-under-40-brittney-garrett.html Last Tuesday our own Major Brittney Garrett was recognized by Louisville Business First (LBF) at a ceremony, along with 39 others, as one of their 40 Under 40. These young professionals are recognized for their contributions to community and business. Congratulations Major Garrett and well deserved!

Special thanks and appreciation to Cole Daunhauer & Mike Clark at Knob Creek Gun Range for the amazing accommodations due to weather issues during our Special Operations Group (SOG) sniper training today. You all went above and beyond for our officers to get vital training they need to keep our city safe.

Due to the amount of rain, please avoid known problem areas. Use extreme caution on major roadways due to ponding and please follow the advise of "TURN AROUND, DON"T DROWN" Our officers are out patrolling to locate trouble spots. PLEASE DO NOT CALL 911 UNLESS AN OCCUPIED VEHICLE IS UNDER WATER OR IMMINENT LIFE HAZARD IS PRESENT. High water on Galene in the 9300 block has been reported as well as Valley and Barkley. (Jeffersontown Public Works Department are enroute to check those areas) LMPD working high water surrounding Jeffersontown at Chenoweth Run Rd between Blankenbaker and Taylorsville Rd. City of Jeffersontown, KY Jeffersontown Fire Department

Thank you for a great 2018 Gaslight Festival. We had very few incidents and we appreciate everyone's cooperation in making this a safe and fun event. We appreciate the assistance of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Hurstbourne Acres, Kentucky Police Department, City of Middletown, KY Police Department, Jeffersontown Fire Department and EMS as well as the countless hours put in by our Police Officers, Civilian Staff and our Public Works Department. The Chamber Jeffersontown City of Jeffersontown, KY Jeffersontown Fire Department Jeffersontown Public Works Department #whenisgaslight #whycanticrossthatclosedroad #signsaysnopets #istaylorsvilleroadclosed

Get a chance today, visit Officer Burba at the Information Booth at Taylorsville and Watterson Trl. She has free raffle tickets for two children’s bikes we are giving away. Sponsored by Cummins Sales and Service and the Jeffersontown Police. City of Jeffersontown, KY The Chamber Jeffersontown Jeffersontown Fire Department Jeffersontown Farmers' Market Jeffersontown Public Works Department

A semi-long story but one that's worth it to brighten your day... Yesterday, Ms. Rose Jordan drove herself to Jeffersontown to watch the Gaslight Festival Parade. Instead of fighting the throngs of traffic and the congestion any further than necessary, Ms. Jordan parked her car in the area of Billtown Road and Ruckriegel Pkwy. and then walked up the hill and the few blocks to her perfect vantage point for spectating near the intersection of Watterson Trail and College Drive. As the long parade finally ended, a citizen brought to the attention of one of our officers that was on foot patrol in the area, the fact that Ms. Jordan seemed to possibly be in the need of some assistance as most of the parade spectators had left and she hadn't. So here's the catch....Ms. Rose Jordan is 88 years young we later discovered! She wasn't letting a lengthy walk, a hill or the physical frailty she has necessitating the use of a cane to walk, stop her from enjoying the festivities of last night. Let us tell those of you that might not be aware, that's a significant hike for anyone, much less for someone Ms. Jordan's age and in her physical condition. As the initial officer spoke with Ms. Jordan, he quickly discovered her charm and that her whit and her aptitude to be a "talker" far outpaced her physical limitations. Finding out the location of Ms. Jordan's car, an officer in a patrol vehicle was summoned to give Ms. Jordan a ride. That officer, Officer Mike Dentinger, responded and within seconds of arriving, started to jettison his work gear from his front seat to the vehicle's back seat in order to make Ms. Jordan's ride as comfortable as possible. Officer Dentinger, with no surprise at all to those of us lucky enough to work side-by-side with him, treated Ms. Jordan as he would his own grandmother and ensured that she was cared for and taken care of with the utmost respect and compassion. During the drive to her car, Officer Dentinger being a talker himself, struck up a conversation with Ms. Jordan that went a little something like this.... Officer Dentinger: "Today is my 21st wedding anniversary." Ms. Jordan: "You will be in big trouble when your wife finds out that you're with another woman. If she gets mad and divorces you, call me and we will go to lunch!" Thanks for the great laugh and for the pleasure of meeting you Ms. Jordan! And Happy Anniversary Mike and Molly! Congratulations!

This morning, WAVE 3 News presented Chaplain Tom Dillard the first WAVE3 News Early Riser Award. Mayor Dieruf described him as being a man who is always there for the residents and employees of City of Jeffersontown, KY. Not only in the bad times when we lose a loved one or counseling victims families when a tragedy strikes, but the good times as well. Tom has been here for us for 43 years, playing music for seniors(and young people alike), saying prayers at a multitude of events in and around our city, to performing weddings and funerals, leading the Gaslight Festival- Official parade and everything in between. To say that Tom is loved by the residents and employees of Jeffersontown is an understatement. Thank you Tom (and Ann, his lovely wife)for your unwavering support and dedication Thank you WAVE3 for honoring our friend!!!

Due to the Annual Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival, several roadways will be closed or traffic interrupted to accommodate the festivities of this event during the week of September 11th through September 16th, 2018. Listed below are specific times and dates for these closings. Please make arrangements to find alternate routes during these times. Friday September 14, 2018 Gaslight Festival 2018 Taylorsville Road from Ruckriegel Pkwy to Jefferson Street and Watterson Trail from Old Taylorville Road to Billtown Road will be closed starting at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, and will remain closed till Sunday September 16, 2018. The roadways starting with Taylorsville Road are expected to be re-opened sometime after 8:00 P.M. on Sunday. City of Jeffersontown, KY Jeffersontown Fire Department Jeffersontown Public Works Department WAVE 3 News WDRB News WHAS11 News WLKY News Alpha Traffic 840 WHAS

Due to the Annual Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival, several roadways will be closed or traffic interrupted to accommodate the festivities of this event during the week of September 11th through September 16th, 2018. Listed below are specific times and dates for these closings. Please make arrangements to find alternate routes during these times. 2. Thursday September 13, 2018 Gaslight Festival Parade Taylorsville Road from Janlyn Road to Merioneth Road will be closed starting 5:30 P.M. to allow parade units to form up in front of the shopping center. At 6:00 P.M. Taylorsville Road from Janlyn Road to Watterson Trail, Watterson Trail from Taylorsville Road to College Drive, and College Drive from Watterson Trail to Taylorsville Road will be completely shut down for the parade. These roadways will re-open at approximately 9:00 P.M. City of Jeffersontown, KY Jeffersontown Fire Department Jeffersontown Public Works Department WAVE 3 News WDRB in the Morning WHAS11 News WLKY News 840 WHAS

Thank you to Forcht Bank, MISSION BBQ, and The Cellular Mall for the sandwiches and sweet treats today in remembrance of 9/11. We are honored to serve this community!

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Due to the Annual Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival, several roadways will be closed or traffic interrupted to accommodate the festivities of this event during the week of September 11th through September 16th, 2018. Listed below are specific times and dates for these closings. Please make arrangements to find alternate routes during these times. 1. Tuesday September 11, 2018 Gaslight 5K Run/Walk Watterson Trail in front of City Hall will be closed from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Watterson Trail from Taylorsville Road to Dell Road and the area of Charlane Heights will have periodic interruptions from 07:30 P.M. to 08:00 P.M. to allow runners/walkers to complete the course. Taylorsville Road traffic will not be affected during this event. City of Jeffersontown, KY Jeffersontown Fire Department Jeffersontown Public Works Department WAVE 3 News WDRB News WHAS11 News WLKY News

Due to the Annual Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival, several roadways will be closed or traffic interrupted to accommodate the festivities of this event during the week of September 11th through September 16th, 2018. Listed below are specific times and dates for these closings. Please make arrangements to find alternate routes during these times. 1. Tuesday September 11, 2018 Gaslight 5K Run/Walk Watterson Trail in front of City Hall will be closed from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Watterson Trail from Taylorsville Road to Dell Road and the area of Charlane Heights will have periodic interruptions from 07:30 P.M. to 08:00 P.M. to allow runners/walkers to complete the course. Taylorsville Road traffic will not be affected during this event. 2. Thursday September 13, 2018 Gaslight Festival Parade Taylorsville Road from Janlyn Road to Merioneth Road will be closed starting 5:30 P.M. to allow parade units to form up in front of the shopping center. At 6:00 P.M. Taylorsville Road from Janlyn Road to Watterson Trail, Watterson Trail from Taylorsville Road to College Drive, and College Drive from Watterson Trail to Taylorsville Road will be completely shut down for the parade. These roadways will re-open at approximately 9:00 P.M. 3. Friday September 14, 2018 Gaslight Festival 2018 Taylorsville Road from Ruckriegel Pkwy to Jefferson Street and Watterson Trail from Old Taylorville Road to Billtown Road will be closed starting at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, and will remain closed till Sunday September 16, 2018. The roadways starting with Taylorsville Road are expected to be re-opened sometime after 8:00 P.M. on Sunday. City of Jeffersontown, KY Jeffersontown Fire Department Jeffersontown Public Works Department WAVE 3 News WDRB News WHAS11 News WLKY News 840 WHAS

On Thursday September 6th, Major Lee Meredith and Officer Adam Strange participated in the Top Cop Challenge held at Kentucky Speedway. This is an annual event that puts officers driving skills to the test in a NASCAR vehicle. While these cars won't go the normal speeds of a NASCAR due to the governors on them, there were officers in the high 150 mph. Officers from Cincinnati Police Department, Oldham County Police, Kenton County Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Butler County Sheriff's Office participated. The winning team was the team from Oldham County.

Due to the Annual Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival, several roadways will be closed or traffic interrupted to accommodate the festivities of this event during the week of September 11th through September 16th, 2018. Listed below are specific times and dates for these closings. Please make arrangements to find alternate routes during these times. 1. Tuesday September 11, 2018 Gaslight 5K Run/Walk Watterson Trail in front of City Hall will be closed from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Watterson Trail from Taylorsville Road to Dell Road and the area of Charlane Heights will have periodic interruptions from 07:30 P.M. to 08:00 P.M. to allow runners/walkers to complete the course. Taylorsville Road traffic will not be affected during this event. 2. Thursday September 13, 2018 Gaslight Festival Parade Taylorsville Road from Janlyn Road to Merioneth Road will be closed starting 5:30 P.M. to allow parade units to form up in front of the shopping center. At 6:00 P.M. Taylorsville Road from Janlyn Road to Watterson Trail, Watterson Trail from Taylorsville Road to College Drive, and College Drive from Watterson Trail to Taylorsville Road will be completely shut down for the parade. These roadways will re-open at approximately 9:00 P.M. 3. Friday September 14, 2018 Gaslight Festival 2018 Taylorsville Road from Ruckriegel Pkwy to Jefferson Street and Watterson Trail from Old Taylorville Road to Billtown Road will be closed starting at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, and will remain closed till Sunday September 16, 2018. The roadways starting with Taylorsville Road are expected to be re-opened sometime after 8:00 P.M. on Sunday.