Patrolman Michael Walsh

Patrolman Michael Walsh

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, December 5, 1880

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Michael Walsh

Patrolman Michael Walsh was shot and killed while investigating a burglary.

During the investigation another burglary occurred on a nearby beat. Patrolman Walsh and a second patrolman continued searching the current establishment while keeping an eye out for any suspicious people walking their way. Patrolman Walsh noticed two men and when he approached them, one pulled out a pistol and shot him in the head.

The two suspects then fled the scene.

Patrolman Walsh had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for ten years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 131rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 5, 2011

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