Police Officer Cornelius O'Keefe

Police Officer Cornelius O'Keefe

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, August 8, 1911

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Cornelius O'Keefe

Officer Cornelius O'Keefe was shot and killed while searching for an assault suspect at 2255 hours.

During his search, he encountered a man inside a candy store on Olive Street. The man shot Officer O'Keefe in the chest. Due to thunderstorms, no other officers heard the shot and they did not find Officer O'Keefe for 15 minutes. During the ensuing investigation, the original assault suspect was arrested and determined to be the prime suspect in Officer O'Keefe's murder.
Officer O'Keefe had been employed with the St. Louis Police Department for 12 years.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

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