Sergeant John Sturdy

Sergeant John Sturdy

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, April 10, 1863

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John Sturdy

Sergeant John Sturdy was beaten to death by two men with clubs in retaliation for the arrest of the men's friend.

The attack on Sergeant Sturdy took place on Second Street near Cedar Street as he patrolled his walking beat.

Sergeant Sturdy had served with the St. Louis Police Department for seven years.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Not available


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Sgt. Sturdy,
On today, the 161st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 10, 2024

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