Police Officer Preston B. Anslyn

Police Officer Preston B. Anslyn

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, October 16, 1920

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Preston B. Anslyn

Police Officer Preston Anslyn and Police Officer William Moller were shot and killed on the 3800 block of Juniata Street while following two burglary suspects.

They had followed two men to what they believed to be the headquarters of the gang. As they approached, the two suspects opened fire, fatally wounding both officers.

Both officers were members of the Secret Service Bureau. Officer Anslyn was a Spanish-American War veteran and had been with the agency for ten years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Officer Anslyn,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during the Spanish-American War.


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October 16, 2020

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