Deputy Constable Edward Poulsen

Deputy Constable Edward Poulsen

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, May 20, 1923

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Edward Poulsen

Deputy Constable Edward Poulsen was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Jennings Road just north of West Florissant Road.

At approximately 10:30 AM, Deputy Poulsen pulled over a car with four occupants for speeding. As he stood next to the car writing the ticket, one of the occupants opened fire, striking Deputy Poulsen in the head, chest, and shoulder. Deputy Poulsen was able to return fire and strike the suspect in the abdomen. The suspect was arrested at the hospital, where he was taken after being shot by Deputy Poulsen.

The suspect died in the hospital the next day. He made a deathbed statement saying he shot Deputy Constable Poulsen.

Deputy Constable Poulsen died at the scene.

Deputy Poulsen was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

traffic stop

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Deputy Constable Poulsen,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis County.


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May 20, 2023

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