Police Officer William H. Shaiper

Photo of Police Officer William H. Shaiper
End of Watch: Sun, Mar 22nd, 1914
Date of Incident: Sun, Mar 22nd, 1914
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 6 years
Age: 40


Officer Shaiper was shot and killed while escorting three men to a call box on Lucas Street after he and his partner arrested them. One of the suspects suddenly turned and shot Officer Shaiper in the chest with a revolver. After a search the suspect was apprehended. The man was sentenced to 99 years but released after only eight years when the governor commuted his sentence.

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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