|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1893|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1922|
St. Louis City
Officer Bernard T. Cook, a Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Officer was shot and killed on North Sixteenth Street when he attempted to question two suspicious men.
Officer Cook was assigned to the location every Friday at 1445 hours to provide a police presence as checks were distributed at a local factory. While he was at his post he noticed the two suspicious men and walked up to them. As he did so, the two tried to walk away. When Officer Cook called out to them, one of the men turned and fired two shots from a revolver, striking Officer Cook in the arm and heart. Although mortally wounded, Officer Cook was able to return fire, but the shots did not strike the suspects. Neither man was ever apprehended. Officer Cook died at the scene at 2:45 PM.
Officer Cook, of 1522 No. 18Th St. had been with the agency for only eight months.
His wake was held at the Arthur J. Donnelly Funeral home located at 2039 Washington Ave.
Internment was at the Alton Cemetery in Madison County Illinois on 07/08/1922.
Officer Cook was the son on of Samuel and Mary (nee Patton) Cook.
Maintained by: Timothy Tumbrink
Originally Created by: Gracie's Grammy
Record added: Jan 01, 2009
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