Police Officer Aloysius J. Nelke

Photo of Police Officer Aloysius J. Nelke
End of Watch: Sat, Nov 3rd, 1973
Date of Incident: Sun, Jan 28th, 1951
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 55


Officer Nelke was survived by his wife, two daughter and two sons.


Officer Nelke succumbed to gunshot wounds received 22 years earlier on January 28, 1951, when he was struck in the neck and paralyzed. He and four other officers had responded to a burglary in progress on Grandel Square and were met with gunfire as they exited the patrol car. The wounds caused Officer Nelke to become paralyzed. His death was ruled to be a direct result of the gunshot wound and paralysis.

Officer Nelke was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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