Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Paul McCulloch

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, July 2, 1964

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Officer Paul McCulloch

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 2, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Officer McCulloch, your son is in the national dialogue and your heroic legacy and sacrifice is part of the story. Your family's long dedication to good and just - protecting the community - is not lost on many patriotic and law-abiding citizens. There is a segment of society that is ignorant of the realties of life and the practical application of the rule of law - to include most elements of the media. But many, many citizens recognize these shrill voices for what they are. We choose to honor your memory and your sons' valiant public service in law enforcement and representing us in the justice system. May God bless your family and rest your soul.

31 year LE, now private citizen

November 28, 2014

Thank you for your service Officer McCulloch. The events of Ferguson have really brought out the worst in the media. Despite their efforts, we continue to stand strong against pure evil.

Chicago PD

November 27, 2014

Wanted to locate your page on here after numerous news outlets are bringing your death up.. Thank you for your service!! Prayers for everyone in the St. Louis area and our great profession..

Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert
Franklin County Sheriff's Office Ohio

August 21, 2014

Dear McCulloch Family,

May God bless you! I pray that you are healed and made whole, and comforted by the fact that Officer Paul McCulloch lives on in you! The Bible speaks in 2 Chronicles 19:6-7 about when you serve, to be careful because you judge for God! To bring justice with truth, with impartiality and no bribery is the honorable way, God say.

I am sure that Officer Paul looks out from heavenly places and wants the Officers of the Law and the Courts to be the heroes that God divinely calls you to be! Truth and Justice is Godly! Therefore, your legacy of righteousness is a testimony of his! And as we all raise the bar for societal behavior changes, to save officers lives, we must also raise the bar, the standards and the moral expectations for Officers, to save American lives and Officers witness! The Police has to be the good guys for real and only discipline can insure this!!

May your family be credited with bringing the peace to Ferguson, but mostly bringing justice and equality to all Americans! May your Family make the name Paul McCulloch be proudly associated with the American heritage that requires careful, accurate, discerning and diligent Police Officers and Prosecutors, who are ready when asked to accept the consequences for their actions! God has faith that you can, so may all American Police Officers contemplate wisely before acting with the ingrained knowledge that an honest and fair penalty will be extended (or we will spoil a force, meant, sent and separated by God for good!)

Lastly, May Officer Paul McCulloch rest in peace, knowing that his life had meaning, his labors were not in vain, and that his family carried on the high and wise tradition of protecting and serving all Americans! May he rest in peace knowing that the rights of all Americans were being protected, and that it was his own family members who were insuring that valor and grand expectations of all American Police Officers were being taught, required and reinforced aggressively by his family members, other policing agencies and the U.S. Citizens.

Officer Paul McCulloch's legacy of greatness calls for it in a time such as this! And may he rest in peace knowing that Truth came forth at his families request! May the family and friends of Officer Paul McCulloch require the discipline, control and lawful goodness of those in Law enforcement in America, even when they are challenged! May you all know that you are celebrating his life with your honest acts of fairness!

And may you know that you are loved, AND expected to live on in the good fight for just care, righteousness, and truth for all people and these will bring JUSTICE and Peace and healing! God bless you all and may God be glorified by the life and legacy of Officer Paul McCulloch!

Missionary D.L. Range
The Church Universal

August 21, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

M/Sgt John Nagle
Illinois State Police

August 20, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 19, 2014

Officer McCulloch left quite a memorial through his wife and family and especially his son Robert who is the prosecutor for st. Louis county. The Good Lord does his work in strange ways.


May 1, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary year 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 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

I pray for the soloce of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I thank your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 26, 2012

My late father in law Arthur John Mueller former St Louis City Police Officer was there that night, he is the officer who shot Eddie I believe was the man's name who shot Paul. It happen in the projects ...I was told this story many many times by Art...who him self just passed this year may they both rest in peace :) the complete story is in the In Line of Duty book that is sold at the Head Quarters building downtown. My father in law & Paul where to of St Louis City's Finest that's for sure great cops!!

April Mueller
daughter in law of Art Mueller

August 8, 2012

your son has felt the pain he is a great person. He has a lot on his plate may GOD be with him. Thank you for all that you can do.

August 11, 2007

Today, Paul's wife went to join him. While I'm sad and sorry for the loss felt this day by the McCulloch family, I'm glad that Paul will have his wife at his side again. Godspeed to all of you, you're in our thoughts.

A St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer

February 13, 2007

Dad I love you and miss you

Sergeant Joseph McCulloch (Ret.)
St. Louis City

September 17, 2006

Officer McCulloch,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but for our Country as well when you served during the Korean War.



July 2, 2006

Officer McCulloch, you were murdered by a creature not worth calling a man and YOU are the one honored on this site. His name has been forgotten by most as well it should be. I only hope he served his full term and continued his sentence 'further south'.

To Officer McCulloch's son, I know you have made your father proud. I also know he's with you every time you go to work. If you are still working or if you have retired, thank you for your service.

Officer Paul McCulloch, your name will forever be in our hearts as a hero. God Bless you and may you continue to Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 2, 2006


Your sacrifice has not been forgotten by your brother and sister officers in St. Louis. Your picture hangs on our departments memorial wall with, sadly, too many other brave officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our community.

God bless you and keep you always.

St. Louis City Police

July 2, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Paul McCulloch and all my good friends at the St. Louis Police Department, you have my continued deepest sympathy for your loss.

Though this incident happened many years ago, the memory of it remains etched in my mind. I was a small boy at the time, sitting in my fathers police car when radio messages regarding Paul's shooting were broadcast
on the police radio. I still can remember how frightening this all sounded to me and the profound sence of sadness I observed in my fathers face as we continued to monitor the radio traffic for any hopeful information.

To this day the memory of these events brings sadness to me even though I followed Paul and my father, to work in law enforcement.

We should all feel some measure of comfort in the knowledge that Paul has been resting easy and that he has been in the company of many good men over the years - our other fallen brothers.

I am certain that they are all up there looking down after all of us and have often felt their presence during moments of danger in my career.

Peter Damos
St. Louis County Police ( 1975 - 1981 )
U.S. Secret Service

ATSAIC Peter J. Damos
U.S. Secret Service - San Antonio

April 29, 2005

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
This was written by an unknown author.

Jim Moore
New Orleans PD, Retired

September 3, 2004

On behalf of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, I would like to express our deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Paul McCulloch. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Paul, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace blue angel and thank you for your service.

James A. Cortina

Connecticut Police Work Dog Association

February 12, 2004

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.