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. On October 15, 1922, one escaped from the Clayton Jail right after he was sentenced along with five other inmates. He was never seen again.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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On this 100th anniversary of your untimely departure, rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 30, 2020

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