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Patrolman John W. Skinner | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri


John W. Skinner

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 16, 1868

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Skinner was shot and killed by a drunk man whom he had ordered to leave the Fourteenth Street Depot. As the man began to leave Patrolman Skinner and his partner followed him. They got part way down the tracks when the man suddenly stopped. When Patrolman Skinner tapped him on the shoulder and told him again to leave the suspect turned and fired a handgun, fatally wounding Patrolman Skinner. The suspect was apprehended at the scene and claimed that, because he was drunk, he did not know the two were police officers.
Patrolman Skinner had been with the agency for two years.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 16, 2015


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