Police Officer Isaac A. Kidwell

Photo of Police Officer Isaac A. Kidwell
End of Watch: Fri, May 11th, 1917
Date of Incident: Thu, May 10th, 1917
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 10 years
Age: 41


His wife Mary.


Officer Kidwell was shot and killed while attempting to question a man. He and his probationary officer were talking to a woman whose two male acquaintances had boarded a streetcar. One of the men jumped off of the streetcar and entered a house on Clark Avenue. As the officers followed the man into the home he opened fire on them, striking them both. The officers were taken to a local hospital where Officer Kidwell succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was apprehended the following day and confessed to the murder

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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