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Police Officer William F. Cotter | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

William F. Cotter

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 11, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: 36 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 7/9/1934

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Officer William Cotter succumbed to injuries received two days earlier when he was struck by a drunk driver at 2200 hours. He was crossing Morganford Street when the car struck him. The driver of the vehicle was charged with manslaughter.

Officer Cotter had been with the agency for 36 years and was survived by his wife.

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Today I shared with my Daughter Your life and that we enjoy our life because our decent. I explained that still walking the beat at 65 years old was a pretty tough old Irishman!!! May God Bless Your Soul!!!

Respectfully,

William Caulfield
Great Grandson

wm. caulfield
December 14, 2016

 

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