Police Officer Michael A. McNew

Photo of Police Officer Michael A. McNew
End of Watch: Sat, Sep 9th, 1989
Date of Incident: Sat, Sep 9th, 1989
Cause of Death: Vehicular Assault
Service Time: 16 years
Age: 39


He was survived by his wife and two children.


Officer McNew was struck and killed by a vehicle being chased by other officers. The suspect intentionally broadsided Officer McNew's patrol car at over 100 mph, causing both cars to burst into flames. Other officers pulled both Officer McNew and the suspects from the wreckage. Officer McNew succumbed to his wounds but the suspect recovered. The man was convicted of First Degree Murder.

Officer McNew was assigned to the 3rd District.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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


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