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Missouri Officer's Death by Suicide Highlights Need for Support

An officer with the Kansas City (MO) Police Department who was found suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound has reportedly died.

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Small St. Louis County Departments Face Consolidation Under Proposed Law

Under a proposed new law, the smaller police departments in St. Louis County would combine with those of other cities or contract with the county police department for services.

Jury Finds for St. Louis County Police in Case of Excessive Force During Ferguson Protests

A federal jury has sided in favor of St. Louis County police officers who had been sued by a Ferguson protester who claimed they used excessive force.

Missouri Officer on Life Support Following Apparent Attempted Suicide

Authorities found the wounded officer in his vehicle in the parking lot of a local church. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where he is being kept on life support while organ donor recipients are identified and located.

St. Louis Police "Obstructing" Investigation Into Officer's "Russian Roulette" Death, Prosecutor Says

There was probable cause at the scene that drugs or alcohol may be a contributing factor in a potential crime,” Gardner wrote Monday to police Chief John Hayden and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards.

Parents of Slain St. Louis Police Officer Hire Legal Team

The parents of 24-year-old Katlyn Alix—the St. Louis police officer who allegedly was killed by another officer during what authorities have described as a deadly game of "Russian Roulette"—have hired a legal team.

Police, Firefighters See Flag Flying Upside Down, Partner to Fix it

An officer with the Independence (MO) Police Department was on patrol when he noticed that the top part of an American flag had come apart from the flag pole it was flying from, causing the stars and stripes to fly upside down.

St. Louis Officer Charged Over Russian Roulette Death of Off-Duty Colleague

Officer Alix then took the gun, pointed it at Officer Hendren and pulled the trigger. Hendren then took the gun again and pulled the trigger. This time it fired, striking Alix in the chest and mortally wounding her, records say.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Accidentally Shot, Killed by Colleague

The officer—identified as 24-year-old Katlyn Alix—was in the living room of another officer who was on duty but at the home when he mishandled a firearm and shot Alix in the chest.

Missouri Officer Struck by Vehicle Sustains Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

An officer with the St. Louis County (MO) Police Department sustained substantial bruises and abrasions but no broken bones when a motorist struck him on a freeway overpass.