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Police Officer Edward G. J. Spilcker | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Edward G. J. Spilcker

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, January 31, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/10/1915

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 99 years

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Officer Spilcker succumbed to wounds suffered three weeks earlier when he attempted to arrest two robbery suspects at Lucas Street and 11th Street. As he searched one of the suspects the other shot him with a .32 caliber automatic pistol. The two suspects were apprehended in Illinois, returned to St. Louis, and identified by Officer Spilcker before his death. Both were sentenced to 99 years.
Officer Spilcker had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
January 31, 2011

 

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