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Police Officer Cornelius O'Keefe | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Cornelius O'Keefe

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 8, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Cornelius O'Keefe was shot and killed while searching for an assault suspect at 2255 hours.

During his search, he encountered a man inside a candy store on Olive Street. The man shot Officer O'Keefe in the chest. Due to thunderstorms, no other officers heard the shot and they did not find Officer O'Keefe for 15 minutes. During the ensuing investigation, the original assault suspect was arrested and determined to be the prime suspect in Officer O'Keefe's murder.
Officer O'Keefe had been employed with the St. Louis Police Department for 12 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 101rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
August 8, 2012


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