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Police Officer Frank J. Ahern | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Frank J. Ahern

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, October 10, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 9/5/1904

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Police Officer Frank Ahern was accidentally shot and killed with his own weapon while using a patrol call box at Euclid and Fountain in the Tenth District.

He threw his night stick over his shoulder, which struck the hammer on his gun and caused it to discharge, striking him in the leg. He was expected to make a recovery but blood poisoning set in. He was advised that he would have to have his leg amputated in order to save his life. Officer Ahern refused the amputation and as a result died from the wound 35 days after the incident.

Officer Ahern had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 113th anniversary of your E.O.W. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
October 10, 2017

 

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