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Sergeant Adolph Kreidler | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant

Adolph Kreidler

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, September 28, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 31 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Kreidler was shot and killed when he attempted to intervene in a robbery on a city bus. He had just gotten off duty and was still wearing his badge when another man got on and sat down. When the bus conductor attempted to collect the man's fare the man produced a revolver and quietly held the conductor at gunpoint. Sergeant Kreidler overhead the transaction and decided to try to overpower the man in order to not endanger the other bus riders. As he attempted to disarm the suspect the man shot him in the leg and head. The suspect jumped from the bus and fled but was later arrested. The man confessed and was sentenced to life in prison.
Sergeant Kreidler had been with the agency for 31 years and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
August 9, 2013

 

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