Police Officer Joseph P. McGovern

Photo of Police Officer Joseph P. McGovern
End of Watch: Sun, Nov 11th, 1928
Date of Incident: Sun, Nov 11th, 1928
Cause of Death: Struck By Vehicle (DUI)
Service Time: 21 years
Age: 54


He was survived by his wife and nine children.


Officer McGovern was struck and killed in a chain reaction accident started by a drunk driver. The drunk driver struck a vehicle at the intersection of Arsenal Street and Iowa Street, which then struck Officer McGovern. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

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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