Police Officer Kenneth A. Koch

Police Officer Kenneth A. Koch

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, October 26, 1984

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Kenneth A. Koch

Police Officer Kenneth Koch suffered a fatal heart attack during a foot pursuit of two suspects in the7500 block of Genesta Street, in Affton, at approximately 3:00 am.

He was responding to reports of several individuals breaking into cars. As he arrived he observed two men removing a stereo from a vehicle. The men ran toward River Des Peres Boulevard with Officer Koch in pursuit.

A witness who saw Officer Koch collapse called for assistance and he was transported to a local hospital.

One subject was arrested and charged with several charges related to the larceny.

Officer Koch had served with the St. Louis County Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Arrested

foot pursuit, larceny

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Incredible pursuit by officer Koch and it reminds us that we must stay vigilent with our bodies and mind .Reminds me of the pursuit of Nypd patrolmen Nichilos Cage in it could happen to you ..

Ralph Rosado Fraternal Order of Police
Fraternal Order of Police District 2

August 19, 2019

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