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.

Bio

  • 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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Officer McNew,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 9, 2019

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