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Police Officer William Sheahan | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

William Sheahan

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Friday, June 28, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Police Officer William Sheahan drowned after he accidentally fell into the Mississippi River, at the foot of Madison Street, at approximately 8:30 pm.

He had been assigned to prevent accidents and keep the peace for passengers on excursion boats leaving the wharf. As the steamer City of Vicksburg was preparing to pull out Officer Sheahan stepped back and fell into the river's swift current. He was pulled underneath the boat and drowned despite several attempts to rescue him.

His body was recovered two days later near the foot of Tyler Street.

Officer Sheahan was survived by his wife and four children.

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Officer Sheahan,
On today, the 122nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 28, 2017

 

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