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Police Officer Bernard C. Mengel | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Bernard C. Mengel

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, April 22, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Mengel and Officer Michael O'Connor were shot and killed while responding to a robbery on South Broadway. The two officers and a third officer were guarding money at a Trust Company across the street from a bank. A man ran in and notified the officers the bank was being robbed. As the three officers ran across the street the suspects exited and a shootout erupted in which Officer O'Connor and Officer Mengel were both struck in the head and killed.

The three suspects fled the scene but were all apprehended. Two of the suspects were hanged at the St. Louis City Jail on July 18, 1924.

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Police Officer Michael O'Connor
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Saturday, April 22, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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 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 Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
April 22, 2010

 

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