Police Officer Michael A. McNew

Police Officer Michael A. McNew

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, September 9, 1989

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Michael A. McNew

Police Officer Michael McNew was killed when his patrol car was intentionally struck by another car at the intersection of 7th Boulevard and Russell Boulevard during a vehicle pursuit.

The suspect intentionally broadsided Officer McNew's patrol car at over 100 mph, causing both cars to burst into flames. Other officers pulled both Officer McNew and the suspects from the wreckage. Officer McNew succumbed to his injuries but the suspect recovered. The man was convicted of first degree murder.

Officer McNew was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the 3rd District. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted of first degree murder

vehicle pursuit

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Soon it will be the 32nd anniversary (09/09/1989) of Officer Mike McNew's death. I arrived at roll call at 7:00 a.m. in the 3rd District ready for duty, to be told of the tragic accident, my knees buckled and I immediately thought about your family.
You were a great partner and taught me many things about policing.
Those terrible hours and days that followed are etched into my mind forever. I think of you often.
Mac, was a great guy, a fantastic father and husband. He wore his uniform proudly and with honor.
Mac, the time I was able to spend with your family was precious and unforgettable. I will never forget them or you my friend.


August 21, 2021

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