Police Officer Louis D. Sebold

Photo of Police Officer Louis D. Sebold
End of Watch: Sun, Oct 5th, 1975
Date of Incident: Sun, Oct 5th, 1975
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 17 years
Age: 45


He was survived by his wife and six children.


Officer Sebold was shot and killed after being told that a man with a gun was in a church on North 20th Street. As Officer Sebold approached the man, who was sitting on the church's front steps, the man produced a revolver and shot him twice in the chest at close range. The man then fled into a housing project across the street. During the ensuing search the man was shot and wounded by another officer and eventually taken into custody.

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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