Police Officer Robert J. Stanze II

Photo of Police Officer Robert J. Stanze II
End of Watch: Tue, Aug 8th, 2000
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 6 years
Age: 29

Survivors

He is survived by his wife, who was expectant with twins, and a child.

Incident

Officer Stanze was shot and killed while arresting a suspect wanted in a shooting of another officer.

Officer Stanze and another officer had handcuffed the suspect and placed him in the back of the cruiser. The suspect then drew a handgun he had hidden and opened fire on the officers while they were standing outside. Officer Stanze, who was wearing his bullet proof vest, was struck in the side and the round entered his torso between the two panels. The second officer returned fire, wounding the suspect.

In December, 2001 the suspect plead guilty and was sentenced to life.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Agency

Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212
Colonel Sam Dotson

Tributes

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