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Police Officer Michael A. McNew | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

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Michael A. McNew

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, September 9, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Convicted of first degree murder

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Officer McNew was struck and killed by a vehicle being chased by other officers. The suspect intentionally broadsided Officer McNew's patrol car at over 100 mph, causing both cars to burst into flames. Other officers pulled both Officer McNew and the suspects from the wreckage. Officer McNew succumbed to his wounds but the suspect recovered. The man was convicted of First Degree Murder.
Officer McNew was assigned to the 3rd District and had been with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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