Police Officer William M. McCormack

Police Officer William M. McCormack

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, June 25, 1929

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William M. McCormack

Police Officer William McCormack was shot and killed while assigned to a cigar store that had recently been robbed at 3908 South Broadway.

Officer McCormack was in a back room of the store when two robbers entered. One of the robbers took the clerk from the counter as the second went behind the counter and started to remove money from the register. As he did so he spotted Officer McCormack and opened fire, striking him in the neck. Officer McCormack never saw or heard the suspects enter the store and was unaware the robbery was taking place.

Officer McCormack had been with the agency for 3 years and was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Officer McCormack,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis.

Border Patrol Agent Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol El Paso Station

June 25, 2019

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