Police Officer Albert R. Siko

Police Officer Albert R. Siko

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, May 1, 1934

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Albert R. Siko

Police Officer Albert Siko succumbed to wounds received two days earlier while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect. He had just gotten off duty and was waiting for a streetcar when a citizen alerted him to a streetcar robbery taking place one block away.

Officer Siko rushed to the scene and observed the suspect fleeing. As he chased the suspect into an alley near Second Street and Delmar Boulevard the man turned and shot Officer Siko in the face. The man then shot Officer Siko three more times as he lay on the ground. After the man fled Officer Siko was able to crawl to a call box and summon help. The suspect was arrested the next day and positively identified by Officer Siko in the hospital before he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He told prison officials that even though Officer Siko identified him that he was innocent. He said he admitted to the shooting because police told him that he would hang if he did not. A few weeks later a man was arrested with Officer Siko's service revolver in his pocket. He admitted killing Officer Siko, was convicted of his murder, and sentenced to life in prison on October 13, 1934. The other suspect was released.

Officer Siko was survived by his wife and two small sons.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, April 30, 1934
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty, robbery

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Rest in peace Officer Siko.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 29, 2019

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