Patrolman Louis H. Wilmers

Photo of Patrolman Louis H. Wilmers
End of Watch: Thu, Sep 4th, 1890
Date of Incident: Sat, Mar 29th, 1890
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 25

Survivors

He was survived by his wife and child.

Incident

Patrolman Wilmers was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a switchman in the railroad yards. Patrolman Wilmers had learned that the railroad worker was carrying a gun and went to the Frisco Railroad Yard to arrest him. During the arrest the man shot him in the spine and then fled. The wound left Patrolman Wilmers paralyzed until his death 11 days later. The suspect was apprehended and positively identified by Patrolman Wilmers before his death.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Agency

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

Tributes

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