Community remembers fallen officer as one with ‘huge heart’

Community remembers fallen officer as one with ‘huge heart’
LMPD Detective Deidre “Dee Dee” Mengedoht died on Christmas Eve while conducting a traffic stop on I-64.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - People across Louisville are remembering Louisville Metro Police Detective Deidre “Dee Dee” Mengedoht has a women with a “huge heart.”

Community mourns 32-year-old detective killed on Christmas Eve

Mengedoht, a seven and a half year veteran of the force, was killed while conducting a traffic stop on I-64 on Christmas Eve. A semi-truck crashed into her cruiser, causing it catch on fire. She died at the scene.

Mengedoht was 32-years-old.

Sgt. Lisa Nagle with LMPD’s 1st Division said she helped train Mengedoht.

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“She was an animal person, a children person,” Nagle said. “Just so loving. She had a huge heart.”

The Louisville Metro Police Foundation is helping the family of the fallen officer by raising money for Mengedoht’s nine-year-old son.

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