Police Officer Paul Kramer

Police Officer Paul Kramer

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, March 30, 1971

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Paul Kramer

Police Officer Paul Kramer was shot and killed when he attempted to intervene in a grocery store robbery while off duty.

He had gone to his brother's grocery store at 230 North Taylor Avenue when three men entered and announced a robbery. When they ordered Officer Kramer to open the register he drew his revolver. One of the suspects opened fire on him, striking him in the head and chest. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds five days later.

After his third trial, the gunman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on August 24th, 1974.

Officer Kramer had been with the agency for 31 years. He was survived by his daughter, son, brothers, sisters, and three grandsons.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 25, 1971
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

off duty, robbery

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Uncle Paul I wish I had known you better and much longer. I was at the hospital during your vigil. So many people came to support Yale and Judy.

You were wrapped in love and prayers, good thoughts and best wishes from so many people your fellow officers and family. But you couldn't stay. God called you home. I pray that you are somehow still involved in the lives of your grandchildren and great grands. And that you are reunited with your children up there in Heaven.
Wishing you appreciation, love and shalom.


July 1, 2024

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