Police Officer Edward Kuehner

Police Officer Edward Kuehner

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, November 12, 1923

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Edward Kuehner

Police Officer Edward Kuehner succumbed to injuries received two months earlier when his patrol car was struck by a streetcar on Market Street near Grand Avenue.

He and another officer were returning to the station after answering a burglary call when they were hit. Officer Kuehner never fully recovered from his injuries and contracted blood poisoning, which led to his death.

Officer Kuehner had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 19, 1923

vehicle crash, patrol

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Officer Kuehner,
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. Louis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 12, 2023

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