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Thomas Frederick "Tom" Ballman
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1970
Death: Feb. 7, 2008
Kirkwood
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Officer Tom Ballman and Sergeant William Biggs were shot and killed when a suspect opened fire at a Kirkwood city council meeting. The man had held a grudge against the city council for several years and had filed several lawsuits against the city.

The suspect approached Sergeant Biggs across the street from the city hall and asked him what time the meeting started, then pulled out a handgun and shot fatally shot him in the head. The man then took Sergeant Biggs' service weapon and walked across the street into the city hall.

When he entered the council chambers he approached Officer Ballman, who was sitting in the front of the room, and also fatally shot him in the head. The man then opened fire on the other occupants of the room, killing two council members and the director of public works before being shot and killed by two other officers.

Ballman, Thomas F. suddenly Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the age of 37.

Beloved husband of Cynthia A. Ballman (nee Stecher); dear father of Joshua T. Ballman, age 5 and Rachel E. Ballman, age 3; son of Sue Carol Miller and the late Thomas L. Ballman; grandson of Jewel D. Ballman and the late Leonard H. Ballman and the late Fred and Betty Miller; brother of Lisa M. (Chuck) Collins, Jill E. Alaimo and Jody L. Ballman; son-in-law of Jon and Carol Stecher; brother-in-law of Chris J. (Jenni) Stecher; dear Godfather, uncle and very special friend.

Services: Funeral service at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 605 Claymont Dr., Tuesday 10 a.m. (meet at church). Funeral procession to pass Tom's home, Kirkwood Police Department ending with committal services at Kirkwood City Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Backstoppers, P.O. Box 66927, St. Louis, MO 63166 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 225 S. Meramec, Ste. 400, Clayton, MO 63105.



 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: Gracie's Grammy
Record added: Feb 08, 2008
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Thomas Frederick Tom Ballman
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- A Marine's Daughter
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Remembering, rest in peace.
- Gracie's Grammy
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