Officer Michael J. Finn

Photo of Officer Michael J. Finn
End of Watch: Mon, May 23rd, 1921
Date of Incident: Sun, May 22nd, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 11 years
Age: 46


He was survived by his wife, son, six daughters, and brother.


Special Officer Michael Finn was shot and killed as he and three other officers were on patrol near Whittier and Olive Streets.

The officers noticed two suspicious men and stopped to question them. As they approached one of the men produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Finn in the forehead. The two men fled but one was captured at the scene. The shooter was apprehended several hours later and sentenced to 25 years.

His brother also with the agency at the time of his death.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
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St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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