Police Officer Joseph Theobald, Jr.

Police Officer Joseph Theobald, Jr.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, November 5, 1933

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Joseph Theobald, Jr.

Police Officer Joseph Theobald was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at an accident scene in front of 4100 South Broadway.

He was attempting to use his flashlight to direct an oncoming car around a tow truck. The car ignored his signals and struck him, throwing him 30-feet. The occupants of the vehicle were returning from a dance and the driver had been drinking. The man was charged with criminal carelessness.

Officer Theobald had been with the agency for three years and was assigned to the Wyoming Street Station. He was survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with criminal carelessness

accident scene, directing traffic, Impaired Driver

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RIP Officer Theobald. 80 years ago you made the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Missouri and the United States. You will never be forgotten.


November 5, 2013

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