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 a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He 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
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

arrest, struggle

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

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

September 23, 2020

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