Police Officer Bernard Early

Police Officer Bernard Early

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, July 26, 1924

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Bernard Early

Police Officer Bernard Early was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery in a tavern at Easton Avenue and Vendeventer Avenue.

While Officer Early was inside of the tavern a man entered and ordered everyone to put their hands up. Officer Early attempted to strike the man with his nightstick but missed. The man then turned and shot him several times. Officer Early was able to make it to a call box and summons help. He gave a description of the suspect, who was later arrested, before succumbing to his wounds.

Officer Early had been with the agency for 21 years.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

robbery

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Rest in peace Officer Early.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 26, 2019

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