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Police Officer Nicholas F. Beckman | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Nicholas F. Beckman

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, September 3, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Electrocuted

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Officer Nicholas Beckman and Officer John Looney were electrocuted while attempting to use call boxes on their beats.

Earlier in the evening a power line consisting of 3200 volts had crossed onto the police call box circuit at Eight and Carr Street.

The crossing of the wires caused the current to go through the call boxes.

Officer Michael Burke died of his injuries 14 months later. Thirteen other officers were also injured in the incident.

Officer Beckman had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for one year. He was survived by his mother.

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Police Officer John P. Looney
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Monday, September 3, 1900
Cause: Electrocuted

Police Officer Michael Burke
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Friday, December 13, 1901
Cause: Electrocuted

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Officer Beckman,
On today, the 117th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 3, 2017

 

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