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Police Memorial

Since 1903 when the police department was officially born, 15 police officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. The first officer to die was the first Chief of Police James A. Mitchell who was killed in 1905.

These pages are dedicated to the men and women of the St. Petersburg Police Department who gave their lives protecting those they served.

We will remember you -- always.

Chief of Police James A. Mitchell

End of Watch
December 25, 1905

Officer E.A. George

End of Watch
September 16, 1908

Officer Wayne Barry

End of Watch
May 23, 1929

Officer Eugene Minor

End of Watch
October 25, 1929

Frank Pike

Officer Frank Pike

End of Watch
May 19, 1933

Officer James Thornton

End of Watch
October 16, 1937

Officer William Newberry

End of Watch
October 17, 1937

James Goodson

Officer James Goodson

End of Watch
December 25, 1947

Officer Gene A. Bessette

Officer Gene A. Bessette

End of Watch
November 10, 1961

Officer James Krupp

Officer James Krupp

End of Watch
April 15, 1964

Officer Charles L. Eustes

Officer Charles L. Eustes

End of Watch
September 24, 1967

Detective Herbert Sullivan

Detective Herbert Sullivan

End of Watch
August 18, 1980

K-9/TAC Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz

K-9/TAC Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz

End of Watch
January 24, 2011

Sergeant Thomas Baitinger

Sergeant Thomas Baitinger

End of Watch
January 24, 2011

Officer David S. Crawford

Officer David S. Crawford

End of Watch
February 21, 2011

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