Deidre Irene Mengedoht
1986 - 2018
Arch L. Heady at Resthaven
4400 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY
Deidre Irene Mengedoht

Louisville - Deidre Irene Mengedoht, 32, passed away in the line of duty on December 24, 2018. Deidre was a graduate of Eastern High School, in Louisville, Kentucky. She went on to get her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. She began the Louisville Metro Police Department's Training Academy in March 2011 and became a sworn officer in October 2011. Deidre was first assigned to train in the 1st Division, then in December, she transferred to the 2nd Division as a beat officer and worked her way to rank of Detective. She cared deeply about the brothers and sisters that were members of her platoon and considered them family. She served her Louisville community with courage and a passion to protect.

She was preceded in death by four great grandmothers; Irene Angelillo, Lilly Hefley, Rosie Shaw and Birdie Cassidy and grandfathers; Charles C. Young and Wayne Ackert Sr..

Deidre leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Preston Mengedoht, mom and dad Brenda and Chuck Young, father Wayne Ackert Jr., sister Ashley Lewis, nephews Marqus, Isaiah and Michael Lewis and grandparents; Gill and Mary Stotts, Judy Young and Marie Ackert and many dear aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 30th, 2018, from 2-8pm, followed by a Fraternal Order of Police memorial service at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4400 Bardstown Road. A funeral service to honor the life of Deidre will be held Monday, December 31st, 2018, at 11am at Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, with burial to follow in Hebron Cemetery.

Published by Courier-Journal on Dec. 29, 2018.
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Ms. Brenda
I miss her so much, but I know that she is still doing the work of GOD in his KINGDOM.
May 24, 2019
RIP Detective Deidra Mengedoht

God gained another beautiful angel Christmas Eve day. Now your shimmering wings will sparkle from above!
As I kneeled in front of a cross to pay my respects to you "brave fallen officer" ... My heart breaks over this devastating tragedy. Thank you for putting your life on the line everyday to protect & serve your community. You're a hero. I have nothing but respect for you. Thank you for making a difference in others lives. No amount of justice can ever take away the pain & suffering that's upon us! Prayers for everyone this has impacted upon.
Kristy M
January 8, 2019
I never knew Deidre but she seemed like a wonderful person inside and out. May God give you comfort and peace at this time. Prayers coming for all.
Julia Alwes
January 2, 2019
Rest In Peace with the heavenly angels. I didn't know you, but I wish I did. You had a very giving and loving heart . The legacy that you have left to your son and the City of Louisville will never be forgotten.
Carolyn Schmitt
January 1, 2019
Rebecca Petit
December 31, 2018
Gina Detrick
December 31, 2018
Rest In Peace Didi. Thank you for everything you did for Louisville. You were a wonderful mother, daughter, granddaughter, friend, Police Officer then Detective. Most of all you're a child of God. I don't know why things like this have to happen, but that's part of a plan that only God knows
Dana Davis R.N.
December 31, 2018
God bless your family and friends and her coworkers.
Tracy McMurphy
December 31, 2018
I remember Ms.Mengedoht she is a truly beautiful soul. I was in a car accident Dec.26,2018 my car was totalled and she was the officer on the seen. I was crying very upset had no way back home she comfort me and told me it would be alright and then took me all the way home when she didn't have to. She listen to my cry's and placed no judgement just understanding. Dee Dee will always share a place in my heart and God bless her family.
Yvette Daniels
December 31, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. The family and LMPD are in my prayers.
December 31, 2018
Prayers and blessings to Deidre's family. May God's mercy and grace comfort you. Hugs for her son. God will get you through, if you just look to him for guidance. It will always hurt but with time comes the memories of the special moments that you will look back on and be able to smile.
Tina Kelsey
December 31, 2018
So very sorry for the loss of your DeeDee. She led a beautiful life and my prayers are for her son and for all those who loved her.
Melissa Roberts
December 30, 2018
Off. Mengedoht
Rest In Peace.
Retired Off. Bill Shepherd 2472
Louisville Division Of Police
bill shepherd
December 30, 2018
I pray for my dear friends as they go through the horrific pain of this loss. Praying God will provide comfort knowing their sweet Deidre is resting in the arms of Jesus. I love you all.
Annette Paugh
December 30, 2018
So very sorry. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and the community.
Leigh Edwards
December 29, 2018
Praying 4 her family
Melissa Whitaker
December 29, 2018
I Am So Sorry To Hear About Deidre Irene Mengedoht Passing Away. May God Give The Family Peace & Comfort Go Through Will Hard On Her 9yr Son On Loss Of His Single Mom. I Will Keep The Family In Prayers.
Tammy Morton
December 29, 2018
Sincere condolences to the family. Rest in Heaven Ofc. Mengedoht.
Valerie Sturdivant
December 29, 2018
May God bless you and keep and comfort your family especially your son.
December 29, 2018
Praying for her family and friends. May God bless them and comfort them.
Marissa Cathcart
December 29, 2018
Brenda and Family, My deepest condolences for all of you doing this tragic moment in your lives that should be one of peace and joy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially tomorrow and Monday. Losing a loved one is painful but losing a child is something that I wish upon nobody. Please let me know if there is anything you need and I will make sure it is taken care of. LoveMike Giancursio
Michael Giancursio
December 29, 2018
So sorry for the loss of such a young women I dont know her personally but RIP
Melissa Swartz
December 29, 2018
Praying for her son and all who love her.
Monique Smith
December 29, 2018
My deepest sorrow for her family she was one of the people that showed that women can be cops to rest easy Beautiful Angel and watch over your family and your brothers and sisters on the force
Sharron Hogan
December 29, 2018
Knowing that the Lord will bless her Soul and watch over her for eternity.
Archie Crump
December 29, 2018
Archie P Crump Jr
December 29, 2018
I was surprised and saddened to hear of the passing of Deidre. I was acquainted with her from the Douglass Loop area. She always had a bright smile and was fun and engaging to converse with. My thoughts and prayers will be with her family during this very difficult time.
Stephen Steilberg, OD
December 29, 2018
Prayers for all. Thank you for protecting and serving the City of Louisville.

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Ft Myers Florida
Don O'Bryan
December 29, 2018
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