Police Officer Lee A. Boone

Photo of Police Officer Lee A. Boone
End of Watch: Tue, May 16th, 1893
Date of Incident: Sat, May 13th, 1893
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 13 years
Age: 50


Officer Boone succumbed to a gunshot wound received days earlier. He was shot while on horseback patrol when he spotted a prowler on Louisiana Avenue at 0045 hours. When he called the man to come to him the suspect opened fire, striking him in the wrist. Although Officer Boone returned fire the man managed to escape.

Officer Boone sought medical attention for the wound and was told to go home to recover. During the following days he developed blood poisoning and passed away.

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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