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 Frank J. Ahern

Frank J. Ahern

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 10 Oct 1904 (aged 26–27)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Section Number 12, Lot 0856
Memorial ID 37408433 · View Source
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On 09/05/1904 St. Louis Police Officer Frank Ahern was accidentally shot and killed with his own weapon while using a police call box at Euclid and Fountain in the Tenth District. He threw his night stick over his shoulder, which struck the hammer on his gun and caused it to discharge, striking him in the leg.

Officer Ahern was expected to make a recovery but blood poisoning set in. He was advised that he would have to have his leg amputated in order to save his life. Officer Ahern refused the amputation and as a result died from the wound 35 days after the incident.

Officer Ahern was 27 years old, had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.


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  • Maintained by: Timothy Tumbrink
  • Originally Created by: Katie
  • Added: 23 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37408433
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank J. Ahern (1877–10 Oct 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37408433, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Timothy Tumbrink (contributor 46772461) .