Police Officer Aloysius J. Nelke

Police Officer Aloysius J. Nelke

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, November 3, 1973

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Aloysius J. Nelke

Police Officer Aloysius Nelke succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 22 years earlier, on January 28th, 1951, when he was struck in the neck and paralyzed.

He and four other officers had responded to a burglary in progress at 3700 Grandel Square and were met with gunfire as they exited the patrol car. The wounds caused Officer Nelke to become paralyzed. His death was ruled to be a direct result of the gunshot wound and paralysis.

Officer Nelke was survived by his wife, two daughter and two sons.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 28, 1951
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Officer Nelke,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 3, 2023

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