Officer John L. Oberkramer

Officer John L. Oberkramer

Des Peres Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 1978

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John L. Oberkramer

Police Officer John Oberkramer was struck and killed by a vehicle while manning a roadblock. The vehicle that struck him was being driven by a 14-year-old juvenile who was fleeing other officers.

Two years later the subject was seriously injured in St. Louis County when he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree.

Officer Oberkramer had served with the Des Peres Police Department for just over 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and four sons.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 25, 2011

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