Police Officer Isaac A. Kidwell

Police Officer Isaac A. Kidwell

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, May 11, 1917

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Isaac A. Kidwell

Police Officer Isaac Kidwell was shot and killed while attempting to question a man at 1428 Clark Avenue.

He and his probationary officer were talking to a woman whose two male acquaintances had boarded a streetcar. One of the men jumped off of the streetcar and entered a house on Clark Avenue. As the officers followed the man into the home he opened fire on them, striking them both. The officers were taken to a local hospital where Officer Kidwell succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was apprehended the following day and confessed to the murder.

The 27-year-old suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 10 years. He was granted a new trial and sentenced to 40 years. The Missouri Supreme Court modified the sentence to 25 years. On February 11, 1924, he was pardoned by Governor Arthur M. Hyde.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1924

suspicious person

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
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God Bless

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May 11, 2015

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