Deputy Sheriff Eugene S. Conrey, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Eugene S. Conrey, Jr.

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 1920

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Eugene S. Conrey, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Conrey was shot and killed during a robbery attempt at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Forsythe Boulevard in Clayton.

Deputy Conrey was approached by a suspect approximately 12:30 am in the city of Clayton. The suspect attempted to rob him and a gun battle ensued. Night Marshal Benjamin Corner, of the Clayton Police Department, was awoken by the gunshots and responded to the scene. He arrived at the scene and found both Deputy Conrey and the suspect wounded. Despite his wounds, the suspect shot and killed Marshal Corner as well.

The suspect was able to get into his automobile and escape into the city of St. Louis. Responding officers were able to track the vehicle to a park where the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect and two accomplices were arrested nearby.

The suspect and one accomplice, ages 20 and 25, were convicted of murder and sentenced to life.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 21, 2013

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