Chief of Police Michael Donald Onka

Chief of Police Michael Donald Onka

Sugar Creek Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, February 5, 1968

Michael Donald Onka

Chief Onka was shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery call at a local fast food restaurant. The suspect was later determined to be trying to commit suicide-by-cop. He was sentenced to prison but released after serving only 7 years.

Chief Onka had served with the Sugar Creek Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 7 yr

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Rest in Peace Chief Onka,

I have had the honor to work with 3 of your grandchildren as officers. You have left a great legacy for our department.

Chief Christopher D. Soule
Sugar Creek Police

February 5, 2018

Sugar Creek Police

February 5, 2018

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