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Police Officer Leo Kraeger | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Leo Kraeger

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 31, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Kraeger was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on warrants for discharging a firearm. Officer Kraeger had gone to the man's workplace and was speaking to the supervisor when he observed the man approaching. He ordered the man to stop but the suspect did not obey and walked into a storeroom. When Officer Kraeger followed the man into the room the suspect fired three shots, striking him in the head. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Kraeger was survived by his wife and two children.

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Today is the 100th anniversary of your final service. May you continue to rest in peace.

Stan Jefferson
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August 31, 2015

 

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