Sergeant John Sturdy

Photo of Sergeant John Sturdy
End of Watch: Fri, Apr 10th, 1863
Date of Incident: Sun, Mar 29th, 1863
Cause of Death: Assault
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 33


His wife and three children.


Officer Sturdy was beaten to death by two men with clubs in retaliation for the arrest of the men's friend. The attack on Officer Sturdy took place on Second Street near Cedar Street as he patrolled his walking beat. This was the first recorded LODD in the history of the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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