Police Officer Edward Dellmore

Police Officer Edward Dellmore

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, October 25, 1908

Edward Dellmore

Police Officer Edward Dellmore succumbed to injuries received in May 1908 when he was attacked by a prisoner.

The prisoner punched and kicked Officer Dellmore in the head and stomach. After the assault Officer Dellmore complained of stomach pains but continued working. In October 1908 he became ill and within two weeks passed away. His death was determined to be caused by a blood clot on the brain and abdominal abscess.

He had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 13 months and was assigned to the Third District. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, May 1, 1908
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Grandpa, there are so many questions I would like to ask you, but you died so young. You barely got to meet your son, my father and the only way I know you is through pictures and a few stories. Even your grave marker has disappeared. Love you.

Julia Tharp

February 19, 2018

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