Fallen LMPD Det. Deidre Mengedoht honored in Frankfort

Fallen LMPD Det. Deidre Mengedoht honored in Frankfort
Kentucky state senators stood in a moment of silence honoring LMPD Det. Deidre Mengedoht. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky lawmakers honored Louisville Metro Police Detective Deidre Mengedoht, who was hit by a car and killed in a crash on Christmas Eve.

Det. Mengedoht's family was present for the tributes.
Det. Mengedoht's family was present for the tributes. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

The Senate held a moment of silence and the House passed a resolution to adjourn on Monday in honor of Mengedoht.

“Let us stand in a moment of silence for this fallen family member, friend, colleague and hero,” a Senate leader said.

Her family stood on the Senate floor, wiping away tears as several tributes were given.

“I didn’t know Dee Dee,” Rep. Jerry Miller (R-Louisville) said on the floor of the House. “But from what I know now, she’s an inspirational role model, she’s a compassionate officer, and a wonderful mom. And just I ask you to again recognize this family for the sacrifice they’ve made.”

Detective Mengedoht died when her cruiser was hit during a traffic stop.

Police say the man charged in her murder admitted to taking several prescription medications before getting behind the wheel.

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