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Police Officer Robert J. Stanze, II | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Robert J. Stanze, II

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 8, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Stanze was shot and killed while arresting a suspect wanted in a shooting of another officer.

Officer Stanze and another officer had handcuffed the suspect and placed him in the back of the cruiser. The suspect then drew a handgun he had hidden and opened fire on the officers while they were standing outside. Officer Stanze, who was wearing his bullet proof vest, was struck in the side and the round entered his torso between the two panels. The second officer returned fire, wounding the suspect.

In December, 2001 the suspect plead guilty and was sentenced to life.

Officer Stanze had served with the St. Louis Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, who was expectant with twins, and a child.

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To the Family and friends of Officer Stanze,

I am not sure what the total cirmcumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident, but in any event I believe a strong apology is much needed , not only from Richardson but from his family. I am evoking such a an apology.
This violence that exist in our culture needs to be addressed with much more energy , attacking the root of the problem so we can eliminate this violence, especially Officers and African American males, it is stupid!
I know what it si like to grew up in the street life, I know what it is like to grew up without parents, my mon died when I was 3 and my dad left at he same time. I do not wish the death of a person on anyone especially unjustly.
I truly believe that there is much more that can be done by the African Amercian community to address thier own community needs to get these people out the streets and to shape thier thinking into positive thinking.
I am do not condone violence(unless self self defense) but he root is in the rearing of a child, the family unit and community collectiveness.
What is going on in the African American culture especially with the males is saddening, and I am sorry that the performance level an d attitude torwards life is not changing. I will continue to seek solutions to try and solve these dynamics.
I pray for the families and friends Of Officer Stanze and offer my sincerest of for what happen, may you all have a blessed Holiday and Happy New Year.

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