Park Policeman John Gardner

Park Policeman John Gardner

St. Louis Park Rangers, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 1888

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John Gardner

Park Policeman John Gardner was struck and instantly killled by a bolt of lightning at Lafayette Park during an afternoon electric storm. The storm caused considerable damage to the southwestern portion of St. Louis.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

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Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

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