Police Officer Lee A. Boone

Police Officer Lee A. Boone

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, May 16, 1893

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Lee A. Boone

Officer Boone succumbed to a gunshot wound received about one week earlier. He was shot while on horseback patrol when he spotted a prowler on Louisiana Avenue at 0045 hours. When he called the man to come to him the suspect opened fire, striking him in the wrist. Although Officer Boone returned fire the man managed to escape.
Officer Boone sought medical attention for the wound and was told to go home to recover. During the following week he developed blood poisoning and passed away.
Officer Boone had been with the agency for 13 years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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You are thought of today by your Great Great Great Granddaughter with honor and pride for your heroism and service.
I promise to endeavor to keep your story will be told for future generations.

Denise Gates, Descendant

May 14, 2021

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