Loved ones, friends gather for LMPD detective’s funeral

Loved ones, friends gather for LMPD detective’s funeral
LMPD Detective Deidre “Dee Dee” Mengedoht died on Christmas Eve while conducting a traffic stop on I-64. (Source: LMPD)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Family, friends and community members gathered to say their final goodbyes to the Louisville Metro Police Department detective who was killed during a traffic stop on Christmas Eve.

Detective Deidre Medgedoht’s funeral was held at Southeast Christian Church, located at 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, at 11 a.m.

LMPD officers stood outside of the church following the service.
LMPD officers stood outside of the church following the service. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Mengedoht will be laid to rest at Hebron Cemetery in Bullitt County. Due to rain the graveside service scheduled for Monday was canceled. LMPD spokesman Officer Lamont Washington said her graveside service will be handled by family.

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On Sunday, family and friends paid their respects at her visitation. On Saturday, hundreds lined the streets and paid their respects during Mengedoht’s procession.

People who came out to pay their respects spoke about Mengedoht’s character.

Her friend, Melinda Hatcher, said, “Deidre had an amazing heart and she loved the city and the city is showing how much they loved her.”

Kentucky State Police will fill-in for the LMPD second division so that the detective’s co-workers can attend her funeral.

A fund has been created for Detective Mengedoht’s 9-year-old son, which has already raised more than $65,000. To donate or learn more, click here.

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