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Detective Gregory J. Erson | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri


Gregory J. Erson

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, June 19, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 948

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Killed in prison

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Detective Gregory Erson was shot and killed during a robbery attempt as he worked an undercover prostitution detail on The Stroll. Detective Erson had made six arrests that evening and was continuing the operation when the robbery took place. Other officers found Detective Erson slumped over the steering wheel of his car. His gun, badge, and wallet had been stolen. Two suspects were ultimately convicted of Capital Murder. One of the men was later murdered in prison and the second was sentenced to life in prison.

Detective Erson was assigned to the Third District Bureau and had been with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 19, 2015


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