Preston Anslyn’s Early Exploits

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     Before he was promoted to Special Officer, St. Louis Police Officer Preston Anslyn responded to calls for service like any other patrolman.  On the morning of February 28, 1916, Anslyn was patrolling the area of Franklin and Jefferson Avenues.      A citizen notified Anslyn that 30-year-old Albert Kivet was celebrating after his birthday on February 27th.  During

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Tom Egan Talks to the Post

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     Tom Egan founded one of St. Louis’ earliest organized crime organizations, Egan’s Rats, with his brother-in-law Thomas “Snake” Kinney.  Originally, the gang specialized in political strong arm work for St. Louis’ Democratic Party.  Arising from the tough Kerry Patch neighborhood, the gang members also took part in other crimes such as heists and burglaries.      Historically, criminal

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