Police Officer Humphrey O'Leary

Photo of Police Officer Humphrey O'Leary
End of Watch: Sat, Sep 29th, 1906
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Electrocution (Accidental)
Service Time: 4 years
Age: 35


Officer O'Leary was electrocuted when he attempted to move a downed powerline after a storm. He at first attempted to move the powerline with a stick but it was stuck in the mud. He borrowed a pair of gloves from a citizen and when he grabbed onto the line he was electrocuted.

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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