Officer Paul Benedict Oatman

Officer Paul Benedict Oatman

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, May 12, 1967

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Paul Benedict Oatman

Police Officer Paul Oatman was killed in a motorcycle accident when a patrol car from another agency struck his tri-car at the intersection of Arsenal Street and Grand Boulevard. The other patrol car was transporting a child to the hospital at the time.

Officer Oatman had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

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May 12, 2015

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