Police Officer Cornelius O'Keefe

Photo of Police Officer Cornelius O'Keefe
End of Watch: Tue, Aug 8th, 1911
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 12 years
Age: 42


Officer Cornelius O'Keefe was shot and killed while searching for an assault suspect at 2255 hours.

During his search, he encountered a man inside a candy store on Olive Street. The man shot Officer O'Keefe in the chest. Due to thunderstorms, no other officers heard the shot and they did not find Officer O'Keefe for 15 minutes. During the ensuing investigation, the original assault suspect was arrested and determined to be the prime suspect in Officer O'Keefe's murder.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
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St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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