Police Officer William F. Cotter

Police Officer William F. Cotter

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1934

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William F. Cotter

Police Officer William Cotter succumbed to injuries received two days earlier when he was struck by a drunk driver at 10:00 pm.

He was crossing the street in the 300 block of Morganford Road when the car struck him. The driver of the vehicle was charged with manslaughter.

Officer Cotter had been with the agency for 36 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 36 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Monday, July 9, 1934
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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Officer Cotter,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

July 11, 2024

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