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Police Officer Paul Kramer | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Paul Kramer

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 30, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 31 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/25/1971

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to 10 years

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Officer Kramer was shot and killed when he attempted to intervene in a grocery store robbery while off duty. He had gone to his brother's grocery store on North Taylor when three men entered and announced a robbery. When they ordered Officer Kramer to open the register he drew his revolver. One of the suspects opened fire on him, striking him in the head and chest. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds five days later.

After his third trial, the gunman pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison August 24, 1974.

Officer Kramer had been with the agency for 31 years. He was survived by his daughter, son, brothers, sisters, and three grandsons.

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God bless men like Paul Kramer for their courage, dedication and bravery.

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion." —Proverbs 28:1

Sgt. Jim Welby
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department - retired
March 30, 2013

 

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