Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant James M. King

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, January 18, 1920

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant James M. King

Rest in peace Detective Sergeant King.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 4, 2021

Det. Sgt. King,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death 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.


United States Border Patrol

January 18, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 18, 2020

Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten.

Officer Gary Hummert,"ret."
Lakeshire, St.Louis County,and City.

May 17, 2015

Detective Sergeant James Martin King was my father's (James F. King, now of Atlanta) Grand Father, though his heroic death in 1920 occurred long before he was was born. My Grandfather James F. King was one of the four children left without a father at the age of 16. Within months I believe, thier mother also died of grief. He and my great Aunt Helen were left orphaned to raise themselves to the best of their abilities a mere 9 years before the Great Depression. I can not imagine their grief after losing both parents or how fearful they must have been. But their pride in their father, and his gun, have been passed down to us. James Martin King's father was Sergeant William King, and his brother, Lieutenant John King, was known as "Fearless Jack." As our cousin Sergeant Fuollo notes above, their brother Thomas King served as a Deputy Sheriff in the city. We in the King family will never forget or our family's proud history with the Police Depart of the great city of St. Louis. When we saw the tributes and thank you notes left here, over 94 years after his passing, we were absolutely overcome. Its serves as a beautiful reminder that world is still full of many fine people. - the kind of people who know and appreciate the meaning of the word integrity.

We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts,

Noelle L. King
Atlanta, GA
April 22, 2014

Noelle King
Great Grand daughter of Det. SGT King

April 22, 2014

Sergeant King was the son of Sergeant William King and nephew of Detective Patrick King and brother to Lieutenant John King all of whom served the City of Saint Louis.Another brother, Thomas King served as a Deputy Sheriff in the city. The descendants pay their respects to Sergeant King and all other Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty annually at the Memorial Breakfast every May.

John Folluo Sergeant , retired
SLMPD Nephew to Sergeant King

April 26, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 91 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater


January 18, 2011


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 7, 2008

Sgt. King,

On this anniversary of your death, let it be known that you are not forgotten by the men and women who work the streets in St. Louis. God bless you always.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

January 18, 2007

Years have passed but they have not diminished your bravery.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

November 15, 2004

Thank you Sergeant King for your years of service and for bravely standing up to your assailant instead of backing down. Your courage, bravery and dedication to service have not gone unnoticed.

Detective T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Department, CA.

August 25, 2004

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