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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Mac was my dads (carl ring) partner in the 5th dist. Mike and my dad would pick my little sister and I up from Holy Trinity school on the Tri Bikes and take us to the old station house on Penrose Ave or Crown Candy on St Louis Ave....He and my dad were two of the finest officers I knew. They are partners once again in heaven..RIP

Lisa Ring
partners daughter

February 20, 2023

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