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Chief of Police Michael Donald Onka | Sugar Creek Police Department, Missouri Sugar Creek Police Department, Missouri

Chief of Police

Michael Donald Onka

Sugar Creek Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, February 5, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: 7 yr

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Chief Onka was shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery call at a local fast food restaurant. The suspect was later determined to be trying to commit suicide-by-cop. He was sentenced to prison but released after serving only 7 years.

Chief Onka had served with the Sugar Creek Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.

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Chief,
We honor you today on the 44th anniversary of your death. Your sacrifice to protect the citizens of Sugar Creek will never be forgotten. RIP Sir.

Lt. Michael Gum
Potosi Police MO
February 5, 2013

 

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