Patrolman Sidney Meadows

Patrolman Sidney Meadows

Springfield Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, January 2, 1932

Sidney Meadows

Patrolman Meadows was shot and killed as he took position outside the farmhouse of two suspects. Patrolman Meadows had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and three step-children.

Two brothers considered local petty burglars killed a total of seven Law Enforcement Officers. After they killed Town Marshal Mark Noe on June 2, 1929, a massive manhunt began for the suspects. The two suspects were located at the family farmhouse on January 2, 1932. They had come to town to visit their mother for the Christmas holiday. A raiding party of eleven officers was formed to arrest the two brothers. As the officers surrounded the farmhouse gunfire erupted and in the end six officers lay dead.

The suspects escaped, and fled to Texas. They were located there by Houston Police and as police moved in the two suspects committed suicide.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Patrolman Meadows,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you you and your fellow Officers who were also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Springfield. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 2, 2018

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