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 St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 27 years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

foot patrol

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Thank you for serving. William Y Hoagland was my 2nd grand uncle, His brother Henry Hoagland was my 2nd great grandfather.

Cindy Dawkins
2nd grand Niece

January 6, 2022

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