Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph P. McGovern

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, November 11, 1928

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph P. McGovern

Officer McGovern,
On today, the 90th 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

November 11, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 11, 2011

Thank You for your service Sir. May you rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Sgt. SG
St. Louis Metropolitan Police

November 11, 2011

May you rest in peace my brother, and may your children's children always remember that your memory and life will live on in them and through them for generations to come.

Vince Iello
NYPD Retired

November 11, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, Nh

November 6, 2007

My Grandfather, his son, James M. McGovern told me about this incident and even showed me the news paper clipping. It is pretty awesome that you have this web site. It was cool being able to read a bit about him. Thank you!

Benjamin P. McGovern
Great Grandson

August 11, 2007

My Father, James R McGovern son of Francis P McGovern told me a little about my Great Grandfather Joseph P McGovern and this incident. I am honoured to have found this site, and pay tribute not only to a great officer, but also to another connection in my family line. May you be smiling from Heaven Great Grandpa as I am smiling up to you. - Scott G. McGovern

Scott G. McGovern

February 27, 2006

My dad, his son, told me about this incident. My son, Officer McGovern's great grandson, found this site. This is very exciting to see his picture and read about his service.

James M. McGovern, Jr.

December 28, 2005

Joseph, You will never be forgotten by your brother and sister officers. Your picture hangs proudly next to the other officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

May you alway rest in peace, and guide us from Heaven above.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

October 22, 2003

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