Police Officer Martin Kilroy

Photo of Police Officer Martin Kilroy
End of Watch: Tue, Aug 19th, 1913
Date of Incident: Tue, Aug 19th, 1913
Cause of Death: Struck By Vehicle
Service Time: 22 years
Age: 52


Officer Kilroy was survived by his wife and four children.


Officer Kilroy was killed when he and his horse was struck by an automobile while on mounted patrol. He and two other officers were crossing the Kings Highway viaduct and checking on a disabled car when another car entered the area at a high rate of speed. The vehicle struck Officer Kilroy's horse, knocking him to ground and causing fatal injuries. The driver of the vehicle was brought to trial but acquitted by a jury.

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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