Police Officer Bernard Early

Photo of Police Officer Bernard Early
End of Watch: Sat, Jul 26th, 1924
Date of Incident: Sat, Jul 26th, 1924
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 21 years
Age: 51


Officer Early was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery in a tavern on Easton Street. While Officer Early was inside of the tavern a man entered and ordered everyone to put their hands up. Officer Early attempted to strike the man with his nightstick but missed. The man then turned and shot him several times. Officer Early was able to make it to a call box and summons help. He gave a description of the suspect, who was later arrested, before succumbing to his wounds.

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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