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Police Officer Joseph P. McGovern | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Joseph P. McGovern

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, November 11, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 21 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Officer McGovern was struck and killed in a chain reaction accident started by a drunk driver. The drunk driver struck a vehicle at the intersection of Arsenal Street and Iowa Street, which then struck Officer McGovern. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter.
Officer McGovern had been with the agency for 21 years and was survived by his wife and nine children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 11, 2011

 

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