Prison Guard Roger J. Harty

Prison Guard Roger J. Harty

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, June 11, 1924

Roger J. Harty

Prison Guard Roger Harty was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver near the intersection of Angelica Street and Broadway.

He was crossing the street in front of the station at approximately 10:45 pm when he was struck by a speeding vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then turned off his lights and fled at a high rate of speed. Despite there being several witnesses, no one was able to describe the vehicle and no suspects were ever apprehended.

Guard Harty was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and had served in law enforcement for 25 years. He was assigned to the Angelica Street Station. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never identified

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Guard Harty,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during the Spanish-American War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 11, 2016

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