Corporal Samuel J. Cheatham

Corporal Samuel J. Cheatham

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, September 23, 1959

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Samuel J. Cheatham

Corporal Samuel Cheatham suffered a fatal heart attack while on sick leave at home due to a previous heart attack he suffered while struggling with a suspect who was resisting arrest.

Corporal Cheatham was assigned to the Carondelet District and had been with the agency for 29 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Monday, May 4, 1959
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

arrest, struggle

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Cpl. Cheatham,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 23, 2019

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