St. Louis Police Officers Killed by Automobiles in 1920

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     In 1920, two St. Louis Police Officers, Sgt. Edward Dwyer and Frank O. Reese, would lose their lives in automobile related incidents.  Over the years, automobiles would be as deadly for St. Louis Police Officers as armed criminals.  An examination of the St. Louis Police Department’s history would show that most officers were killed by guns or automobiles.

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Buildings Associated With the Meramec Trust Robbery

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     The first building to discuss is the Meramec Trust building itself, which is now the Dutchtown South Apartments.  The building at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Meramec Street was built in 1884.  Today, besides being an apartment building, it is also the headquarters for the Dutchtown South Community Corporation.      The first robber, Earl Hunter, lived

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