Detective Sergeant James M. King

Photo of Detective Sergeant James M. King
End of Watch: Sun, Jan 18th, 1920
Date of Incident: Mon, Jan 12th, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 24 years
Age: 48


He was survived by his wife and four children.


Sergeant James King succumbed to gunshot wound received six days earlier when he was robbed while walking home. When the suspects told him to put his hands up he instead drew his weapon and exchanged shots with the men. Sergeant King received wounds to his chest, leg, and stomach. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Sergeant King was the head of Detective District B in the Fourth District.

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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