Detective Stephen J. Strehl

Detective Stephen J. Strehl

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, November 19, 1993

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Stephen J. Strehl

Detective Stephen Strehl was killed when the helicopter he was riding in crashed near Antonio, in Jefferson County, Missouri.

The helicopter suddenly lost altitude while hovering approximately 500 feet above the ground. It crashed into a hilly, wooded area between Briarwood Lane and Moss Hollow Road.

He was on a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force on drug surveillance when the accident occurred. The pilot, a DEA special agent, suffered critical injuries in the crash.

Detective Strehl had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident


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Steve, today I found the business card of yours I carried for years. Getting close to thirty years now, and we didn't know each other well, but had some good talks about you retiring to be a chief in a small quiet town somewhere. You were a good guy, and we are all sorry for your loss, you left a fond memory and a lasting impression.

Scott Irvin
The guy who fixed your cell phones way back then.

January 26, 2021

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