Detective Melvin Wilmoth

Photo of Detective Melvin Wilmoth
End of Watch: Tue, Feb 23rd, 1971
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 28


He was survived by his wife and two sons.


Detective Wilmoth was shot and killed while conducting a drug raid on a house on Waterman Street. He entered the house behind a group of people who were visiting the location and identified himself. An occupant of the home opened fire with a .22 caliber rifle, fatally wounding Detective Wilmoth. Detective Wilmoth was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Detective Wilmoth was assigned to the Special Operative Deployment Division.

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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