Police Officer Louis H. Niederschulte

Police Officer Louis H. Niederschulte

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, August 12, 1919

Louis H. Niederschulte

Officer Niederschulte was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a house on Second Street to investigate reports of shots being fired. The suspect had become upset because another man had become friendly with his wife. When he was unable to find the man he began taking shots at other citizens. As the officers searched for the suspect Officer Niederschulte and the other officer entered the backyard. The suspect opened fire, narrowly missing the second officer, but striking Officer Niederschulte in the back, fatally wounding him. The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Niederschulte had been with the agency for 15 years and was survived by his father and six siblings.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2013

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