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Patrolman John Howard LeCompte | Arnold Police Department, Missouri Arnold Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

John Howard LeCompte

Arnold Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, November 21, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/22/1976

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman LeCompte succumbed to gunshot wounds received 29 days earlier when he was shot with his own service weapon during a struggle with a burglary suspect. Patrolman LeCompte remained hospitalized from the time of the shooting until succumbing to his wounds.

Police dragged the suspect from the Maramec River the next day after he was wounded in an exchange of gunfire.

Patrolman LeCompte had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his two young daughters.

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