Prison Guard Roger J. Harty

Prison Guard Roger J. Harty

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, June 11, 1924

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Roger J. Harty

Prison Guard Roger Harty was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver near the intersection of Angelica Street and Broadway.

He was crossing the street in front of the station at approximately 10:45 pm when he was struck by a speeding vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then turned off his lights and fled at a high rate of speed. Despite there being several witnesses, no one was able to describe the vehicle and no suspects were ever apprehended.

Guard Harty was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and had served in law enforcement for 25 years. He was assigned to the Angelica Street Station. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never identified

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Guard Harty,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during the Spanish-American War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 11, 2016

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