Police Officer Michael Haggerty

Photo of Police Officer Michael Haggerty
End of Watch: Sat, Aug 4th, 1923
Date of Incident: Sat, Aug 4th, 1923
Cause of Death: Electrocution (Accidental)
Service Time: 9 years
Age: 35


He was survived by his wife and 6-year-old daughter.


Officer Haggerty was electrocuted after coming in contact with a downed powerline near Grand Boulevard and Wyoming Street. A 2300-volt line had been blown down during a severe storm and one end of the wire was hanging several feet above the ground. Officer Haggerty and his partner notified the station of the wire and were directing traffic around it. For some reason Officer Haggerty touched the wire and was electrocuted. He died while en-route to the hospital.

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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