Sergeant John Sturdy

Sergeant John Sturdy

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, April 10, 1863

John Sturdy

Officer Sturdy was beaten to death by two men with clubs in retaliation for the arrest of the men's friend. The attack on Officer Sturdy took place on Second Street near Cedar Street as he patrolled his walking beat.
Sergeant Sturdy had been with the agency for seven years.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Not available

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Sgt. Sturdy, today marks the 153rd anniversary of your brutal murder. Though the fate of the animals who beat you to death is not cited here, we can only hope they faced true justice for their crimes, if not in this life, then in the next.

God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 10, 2016

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