Police Officer Michael Haggerty

Police Officer Michael Haggerty

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, August 4, 1923

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Michael Haggerty

Police Officer Michael Haggerty was electrocuted after coming in contact with a downed power line near Grand Boulevard and Wyoming Street.

A 2300-volt line had been blown down during a severe storm and one end of the wire was hanging several feet above the ground. Officer Haggerty and his partner notified the station of the wire and were directing traffic around it. For some reason, Officer Haggerty touched the wire and was electrocuted.

Officer Haggerty had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and 6-year-old daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 30, 2013

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