Sergeant Adolph Kreidler

Photo of Sergeant Adolph Kreidler
End of Watch: Mon, Sep 28th, 1931
Date of Incident: Mon, Sep 28th, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 31 years
Age: 56


He was survived by his wife and daughter.


Sergeant Kreidler was shot and killed when he attempted to intervene in a robbery on a city bus. He had just gotten off duty and was still wearing his badge when another man got on and sat down. When the bus conductor attempted to collect the man's fare the man produced a revolver and quietly held the conductor at gunpoint. Sergeant Kreidler overhead the transaction and decided to try to overpower the man in order to not endanger the other bus riders. As he attempted to disarm the suspect the man shot him in the leg and head. The suspect jumped from the bus and fled but was later arrested. The man confessed and was sentenced to life in prison.

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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