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

Police Officer

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

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Convicted of first degree murder

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Police Officer Michael McNew was killed when his patrol car was intentionally struck by another car at the intersection of 7th Boulevard and Russell Boulevard during a vehicle pursuit.

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 injuries but the suspect recovered. The man was convicted of first degree murder.

Officer McNew was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the 3rd District. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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I had an opportunity to partner with Mike on and off when he came to the 3rd District and I loved evry minute of our shifts together. I learned alot from Mike in our short time together as well as laughing harder than I can ever remember at some of Mike's stories.

He was a great guy and I can still remember vividly Mike talking about getting home to go swimming with Joe and Courney, his two children.

Such a senseless loss.

Danny Weaver
Former 3rd District Police Officer
September 15, 2017


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