Police Officer William Y. Hoagland

Police Officer William Y. Hoagland

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, August 24, 1903

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William Y. Hoagland

Police Officer William Hoagland was struck and killed by a streetcar while on patrol on Belt Avenue.

He had just walked behind an eastbound streetcar and crossed onto the next set of tracks as a westbound streetcar approached. The westbound streetcar struck Officer Hoagland and pushed him ten feet into a utility police. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries one hour later.

Officer Hoagland had served with the agency for 27. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

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Long live the Hoagland & Keating namesakes! Erin Go Braugh! We live each day in memoriam of those who sacrificed more them themselves for the sake of our beloved common area, now glorified in the St.Louis City region. Police in the line of duty lie their lives on the line for such men of exemplary Greatness.....

Christian Keating

March 25, 2016

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