Police Officer William Y. Hoagland

Photo of Police Officer William Y. Hoagland
End of Watch: Mon, Aug 24th, 1903
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Struck By Vehicle (Accidental)
Service Time: 27 years
Age: 50


He was survived by his wife and children.


Police Officer William Hoagland was struck and killed by a streetcar while on patrol on Belt Avenue.

He had just walked behind an eastbound streetcar and crossed onto the next set of tracks as a westbound streetcar approached. The westbound streetcar struck Officer Hoagland and pushed him ten feet into a utility police. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries one hour later.

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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