Police Officer Donald C. Sparks

Police Officer Donald C. Sparks

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, March 4, 1963

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Donald C. Sparks

Police Officer Donald Sparks was shot and killed after stopping a robbery suspect at Grand Boulevard and Castleman Avenue following a grocery store robbery.

The suspect, 32, was arrested several hours later by other officers. The ex-convict was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The Missouri Supreme Court awarded him a new trial and he was sentenced to life.

Officer Sparks had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife and 9-year-old daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Rest in peace Officer Sparks.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 18, 2020

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