Patrolman Paul Goldak

Patrolman Paul Goldak

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, September 1, 1964

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Paul Goldak

Patrolman Paul Goldak died three years after being struck by a drunk driver in the 6500 block of Manchester Avenue.

He was writing a traffic citation to a driver when another car struck him, causing severe internal and bone injuries. He required several surgeries and died of kidney failure attributed to the crash.

The driver was arrested on the charge of careless driving.

Patrolman Goldak had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 622

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 4, 1961
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

drunk driver, traffic stop

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Paul dedicated 20 years of his life, protecting the citizens of St Louis. My hope is that those he left behind; His wife and children, realize the gratitude that we feel for this great man. Rest in peace Paul.

Lieutenant Daniel Coll (SLMPD ret)
St Louis Metropolitan Police Department

September 1, 2023

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