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Prison Guard Roger J. Harty | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

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Roger J. Harty

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 11, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Never identified

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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.

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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.


United States Border Patrol
June 11, 2016


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