St. Louis Police Officers Killed by Street Cars 1902 – 1903

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     Streetcars were a serious menace for St. Louis Police Officers during 1902 and 1903.  Streetcars killed six St. Louis Police Officers throughout the years.  Four of the six officers were killed by streetcars between 1902 and 1903.  St. Louis streetcars killed two officer each year.      A street car traveling in the opposite direction struck Terence J. Donnelly,

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Policeman Killed by Man Shooting at Burglars in October 1902

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      On the morning of Sunday, October 26, 1902, Robert C. Walsh, a pharmacy clerk who lived in the back room of James A. Jones drug store, accidentally shot and killed St. Louis Police Officer Michael Reedy.  Before he died, Officer Reedy exonerated Robert Walsh.  Officer Reedy’s actions saved Walsh from being charged with murder in Reedy’s death.

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Man Kills St. Louis Policeman in 1901

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     On Saturday, June 15, 1901, Richard Delaney, a St. Louis Police Officer with a fine record, attempted to arrest William Turner, who had abused and slashed at his common-law wife Lulu Brooks with a knife.  While attempting to arrest Turner, Turner shot Delaney several times.      Patrolman Delaney and Patrolman Nick Roach were patrolling the Fourth District, when they

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Gangster Brothers Murder St. Louis Policeman in 1920

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     On October 31, 1920, a couple of recently relocated gangsters from Kansas City, Robert and Thomas Creed, killed St. Louis Police Officer George Geisler in the back room of William English’s saloon at 2100 Clark Avenue.  Officer Geisler had previously arrested their brother, George Creed.      Edna Brooks, a 30-year-old woman who lived at 2828 Easton Avenue,

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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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