Police Officer Richard Delaney

Photo of Police Officer Richard Delaney
End of Watch: Sat, Jun 15th, 1901
Date of Incident: Sat, Jun 15th, 1901
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 10 months
Age: 29


He was survived by his wife and two children.


Officer Delaney was shot and killed while he and another officer went to arrest a man for threatening his wife. The woman had gone to the Fourth District station house and reported the incident. Officer Delaney and another officer escorted the woman home with orders to arrest the husband. As Officer Delaney entered the front door the suspect opened fire, killing him. The suspect was also wounded in return fire and later apprehended in East St. Louis.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


There are currently no tributes for Police Officer Richard Delaney.