Police Officer Terence McFarland

Photo of Police Officer Terence McFarland
End of Watch: Mon, Apr 5th, 1920
Date of Incident: Mon, Apr 5th, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 17 years
Age: 41


Officer McFarland was shot and killed when he and 50 other officers responded to a bank robbery. The suspect had entered the bank and rounded the 15 occupants into a back room, where he began firing his two revolvers. A riot call was placed and dozens of officers responded. Officer McFarland was shot through the heart and killed instantly and three other officers were shot and wounded. The suspect, who was believed to have been on drugs at the time, was shot and killed by other officers.

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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