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Chief of Police Olof Norfleet | Valley Park Police Department, Missouri Valley Park Police Department, Missouri

Chief of Police

Olof Norfleet

Valley Park Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 15, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Chief Olof Norfleet and Special Patrolman Elmer Dunn were killed in an automobile accident while on duty.

On September 13, 1937 Patrolman Dunn attempted to intervene in a disturbance involving several subjects at the Royal Flush Tavern in Valley Park. He was severely beaten and his gun and billy were stolen from him. He put out a broadcast and several subjects were taken into custody.

The next day, September 14, warrants were issued for the subjects for assault with intent to kill and robbery. On September 15 Kirkwood Police located another subject involved. They contacted Chief Olof Norfleet who picked up Officer Dunn and were en route to the Kirkwood Police Station. While en route, their vehicle overturned on Marshall Road killing Officer Dunn immediately. Chief Norfleet told a person, who stopped to help, that they were run off the road by two women. Chief Norfleet died en route to St Louis County Hospital. County officials did not investigate any further stating the vehicle must have had a blow out causing the overturn.

Chief Norfleet had served with the agency for 10 years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife.

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Special Patrolman Elmer Dunn
Valley Park Police Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 15, 1937
Cause: Automobile crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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

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Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 14, 2013

 

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