Never Forgotten

Officer Down Memorial

Every day and night Police Officers go to work knowing they could pay the ultimate price.  We never forget the fallen before us.  Those men and women put their lives on the line for all mankind.  We honor their memories every day we put our badges on, kiss our loved ones goodbye and go out into the unknown.  They are heroes and will be remembered, always.  

North County Police Cooperative

End of Watch: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Police Officer Michael Langsdorf was shot and killed after responding to a call at 6250 Page Avenue involving a man attempting to cash a fraudulent check at 4:40 pm.

He was shot several minutes after contacting the suspect at the business. The man who shot him was taken into custody.

Officer Langsdorf had served with the North County Police Cooperative for only three months and had previously served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his two children, fiancée, and parents.

Vinita Park Police Department

End of Watch: Thursday, December 16, 2010

Corporal Mick Mudd suffered a fatal heart attack a short time after assisting at the scene of a medical distress call.

He had responded to a home shortly after midnight to assist paramedics to remove an injured person from a home. Due to the icy conditions, Corporal Mudd carried a 50-pound bag of salt to spread over the icy driveway. He then assisted the paramedics to carry the 250-pound victim to the ambulance.

After his shift ended he returned home. He passed away while at home at approximately 4:00 pm.

Corporal Mudd had served with the Vinita Park Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and two siblings.

Pine Lawn Police Department

End of Watch: Sunday, January 9, 1983

Detective Sergeant Charles James was shot and killed while he and other members of his agency served a search warrant on a home in the 6000 block of Grimshaw Avenue.

He was the first member of the team to make entry and was shot when the suspect opened fire. The other officers took the subject into custody.

The subject was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for 50 years.

Sergeant James had served with the Pine Lawn Police Department for five years. He is survived by his daughter, two sons, parents, and sister.

Wellston Police Department

End of Watch: Thursday, October 1, 1981

Sergeant Jesse Henderson was shot and killed as he interrupted a burglary at a local liquor store at 6327 Plymouth Avenue.

He was shot once in the chest as he exited his vehicle. One adult and one juvenile were arrested and charged with capital murder.

Sergeant Henderson had served with the Wellston Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and 11 children.

Dellwood Police Department

End of Watch: Saturday, December 21, 1968

Auxiliary Officer Edward Sullivan was struck and killed as he was assisting another officer at the scene of an earlier accident in front of 10430 West Florissant Avenue in Dellwood, Missouri.

He and the other officer had responded to a call involving a car striking a pole. Officer Sullivan went to retrieve a first aid kit for the driver when he and the patrol car were struck by another vehicle.

Officer Sullivan died later at Christian Hospital Northwest, and the suspect was arrested and booked for driving while intoxicated and manslaughter. The suspect pled guilty to manslaughter and was given a suspended sentence and five years on probation.

Officer Sullivan was survived by his wife.