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Deputy Sheriff William Goericke | St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff

William Goericke

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, April 24, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff William Goericke was shot and killed while on a decoy assignment. Deputy Goericke and another Deputy were assigned to act as decoys in an area plagued by nighttime robberies along a lonely stretch of highway. As they were driving down the highway, another car approached them. The occupants of the other car stopped and got out and flagged down the Deputies car. As the Deputies stopped, the suspects identified themselves as police officers and ordered the Deputies out of their car.
As Deputy Goericke and his partner got out of their car, they drew their weapons. A gun battle ensued and Deputy Goericke was wounded. The gun battle continued and Deputy Goericke was able to shoot and kill his assailant. Deputy Goericke died at the scene soon after.

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On this anniversary of your death, Deputy Goericke, you are not forgotten in St. Louis County.

Cpl. Joe St. Clair
Bellefontaine Neighbors PD
April 24, 2013


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