Police Officer Leo Kraeger

Photo of Police Officer Leo Kraeger
End of Watch: Tue, Aug 31st, 1915
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 2 years
Age: 27


Officer Kraeger was survived by his wife and two children.


Officer Kraeger was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on warrants for discharging a firearm. Officer Kraeger had gone to the man's workplace and was speaking to the supervisor when he observed the man approaching. He ordered the man to stop but the suspect did not obey and walked into a storeroom. When Officer Kraeger followed the man into the room the suspect fired three shots, striking him in the head. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

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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