Special Officer Michael J. Finn

Special Officer Michael J. Finn

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, May 23, 1921

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Michael J. Finn

Special Officer Michael Finn was shot and killed as he and three other officers were on patrol near Whittier and Olive Streets.

The officers noticed two suspicious men and stopped to question them. As they approached, one of the men produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Finn in the forehead. The two men fled, but one was captured at the scene.

The shooter was apprehended several hours later and sentenced to 25 years.

Special Officer Finn had served with the St. Louis Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, son, six daughters, and brother. His brother also served with the agency at the time of his death.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 22, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

suspicious person

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3 generations later, your legacy lives on. Thank you for your service and the ultimate sacrifice great great grandpa.

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May 31, 2023

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