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Sergeant Michael R. King | University City Police Department, Missouri University City Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant

Michael R. King

University City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Friday, October 31, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 17

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Michael King was shot and killed from ambush as he sat in his patrol car at the intersection of Leland Avenue and Delmar Boulevard. A known criminal approached his vehicle on foot and opened fire without warning, fatally wounding Sergeant King.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested five days later following a traffic stop by members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

During his trial, the subject stated he targeted and ambushed Sergeant King because he wanted to start a racial revolution by murdering a police officer. On April 13th, 2011, the subject was sentenced to two life terms in prison for murdering Sergeant King.

Sergeant King had served with the University City Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife.

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Mike, In loving memory. Your legacy of integrity and courage will never be forgotten and will live on in those who follow. Thinking of you and Susan today.

Cindy Fischer
Washington University PD
October 31, 2016

 

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