Patrolman Manuel Farmer, III

Patrolman Manuel Farmer, III

East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, May 25, 1975

Manuel Farmer, III

Patrolman Manuel Farmer was shot and killed by a sniper after responding to a shots fired call at a housing complex.

The sniper was in a second story window of one of the buildings. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life, but paroled in 2016.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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This time of the year is extremely hard for me. I think about you everyday of my life. Dad I love you so much and miss you dearly. I am still having a hard time remembering your/our face. Your genetics are so strong that we are identical and looking at myself everyday still does not bring solace because I do not remember you. The only thing I do remember is you holding me when I was very small. It was so comforting and I've felt that comfort only one other time in my life while I was sleeping. RIP! Your son Kevin....


May 26, 2016

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