Detective Sergeant Hagan was shot and killed while on a stakeout in the 800 block of South 4th Street. He had been investigating a series of holdups. Two (2) men were apprehended and charged with his murder. Both blamed each other. One, 22-years-old, was convicted of his murder and sentenced to death. A year later, his sentence was commuted to life. He was paroled on June 17, 1943.
Detective Sergeant Hagan served with the Louisville Division of Police Department for five (5) years. He is survived by his wife.