Police Officer Edward G.J. Spilcker

Photo of Police Officer Edward G.J. Spilcker
End of Watch: Sun, Jan 31st, 1915
Date of Incident: Sun, Jan 10th, 1915
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 4 years
Age: 31


He was survived by his wife and two children.


Officer Spilcker succumbed to wounds suffered three weeks earlier when he attempted to arrest two robbery suspects at Lucas Street and 11th Street. As he searched one of the suspects the other shot him with a .32 caliber automatic pistol. The two suspects were apprehended in Illinois, returned to St. Louis, and identified by Officer Spilcker before his death. Both were sentenced to 99 years.

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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