Police Officer William E. Mears

Police Officer William E. Mears

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, March 25, 1941

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William E. Mears

Police Officer William Mears was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Hampton Avenue and Loran Street at 11:25 pm.

His motorcycle drove through two wooden barricades that had been placed around a construction site.

Officer Mears had been with the agency for 11 years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Officer Mears,
Sir, even though it’s been 80 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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