Police Officer Michael O'Connor

Photo of Police Officer Michael O'Connor
End of Watch: Sat, Apr 22nd, 1922
Date of Incident: Sat, Apr 22nd, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 19 years
Age: 44


His wife and two children.


Officer O'Connor and Officer Bernard Mengel were shot and killed while responding to a robbery on South Broadway. The two officers and a third officer were guarding money at a Trust Company across the street from a bank. A man ran in and notified the officers the bank was being robbed. As the three officers ran across the street the suspects exited and a shootout erupted in which Officer O'Connor and Officer Mengel were both struck in the head and killed.

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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