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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I wish I had the chance to have met you. I am honored to be named after you. I had always grown up with the need to help others. Initially wanting to become a police officer and later in life I was drawn towards medicine. You will always be remembered.

Dr. Paul Kramer

December 28, 2022

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