Patrolman John H. House

Patrolman John H. House

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, July 28, 1922

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John H. House

Patrolman John House was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 2502 South 4th Street for the second time in one night.

The other officer on the scene had fired a warning shot through the floor, striking Patrolman House in the leg. Patrolman House did not receive prompt medical attention, causing the wound to become fatal.

Patrolman House had served with the St. Joseph Police Department for three years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

crossfire, domestic

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Patrolman House,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Joseph.


United States Border Patrol

July 28, 2022

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