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Sergeant William Leo McEntee | Kirkwood Police Department, Missouri Kirkwood Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant

William Leo McEntee

Kirkwood Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 211

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Sergeant William McEntee was shot and killed after responding to complaints about fireworks being set off in an apartment complex on Alsobrook Street.

When he arrived at the scene he began speaking with a 13-year-old boy while still seated in his patrol car. A subject unrelated to the original call approached the patrol car from the passenger side and opened fire, striking Sergeant McEntee several times. His patrol car then traveled a short distance and crashed into a tree. The suspect approached the patrol car again and shot Sergeant McEntee several more times.

The suspect fled the scene and remained at large for several days. He was apprehended at an apartment complex in St. Louis County after investigators received a tip on his whereabouts.

The suspect's first murder trial ended in a mistrial. He was convicted of murder during his second trial in November 2007 and was sentenced to death.

Sergeant McEntee had served with the Kirkwood Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, mother, two sisters, and brother.

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Every time there is a police shooting, like the one yesterday at Hampton and Pernod, I think of my buddy Bill. This is happening WAY too often. The last time I saw Bill he was moonligting at the grocery store in Kirkwood and always was tied up chatting with two or three folks with a big smile and a wave for me. I always remember him as our giant sweeper center back on our talented DuBourg soccer team. One day in practice I decided to out jump him on a head ball. Big mistake. The top of my head crashed into the bottom of his chin as I near knocked myself out Sorry Bill. Please say Hi to team mates Jimmy Mess and goaltender Pat Chassaing who have also prematurely passed. God Bless your wonderful family and friends.

Frank Ramaesiri
DuBourg '79

Frank Ramaesiri
Team mate
November 21, 2016

 

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