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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Skip I can't believe it has been 28 years already. I think of you often. I'm retired now. Steve and I are traveling a lot. I see your sign in Jeffco and send you a little prayer. I see your taking good care of your family (and friends) keep up the great work and we'll see you again when it's time. Take care my friend.

Sgt. Kristine Schmittgens dsn 3686
St Louis Metropolitan Police

November 24, 2021

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