Police Officer Paul Kramer

Photo of Police Officer Paul Kramer
End of Watch: Tue, Mar 30th, 1971
Date of Incident: Thu, Mar 25th, 1971
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 31 years
Age: 53


He was survived by his daughter, son, brothers, sisters, and three grandsons.


Officer Kramer was shot and killed when he attempted to intervene in a grocery store robbery while off duty. He had gone to his brother's grocery store on North Taylor when three men entered and announced a robbery. When they ordered Officer Kramer to open the register he drew his revolver. One of the suspects opened fire on him, striking him in the head and chest. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds five days later.

After his third trial, the gunman pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison August 24, 1974.

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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