Park Policeman John Gardner

Park Policeman John Gardner

St. Louis Park Rangers, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 1888

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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 121rst 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

August 1, 2010

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