Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jefferson City-Missouri State Capital

"Old Goat" and I decided to take advantage of a beautiful day and explore our state capital - Jefferson City, which is about 40 miles from our place.  Here is a link to it's History


Yes, this is on the Capital grounds as well...

 Veteran's Memorial.  We will go back in the spring when the fountains actually have water...

Old Goat's Grandfather was killed in the line of Duty in Webster Groves, Mo.  His mother was only 14 month's old and the youngest of 6 children.  He was an 11 year veteran of the police department and the only Webster Groves Officer to be killed in the line of duty.

Officer Down Memorial Info

ODMP Remembers...

Officer Jacob Fredrick Busch | Webster Groves Police Department, MissouriWebster Groves Police Department, Missouri


Jacob Fredrick Busch

Webster Groves Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, March 11, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45
Tour: 11 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 3/11/1923
Weapon: Handgun
Suspect: Shot and killed
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Officer Busch was shot and killed when he and his partner interrupted a burglary in progress at a home on Tuxedo Boulevard. A citizen had called police to report a suspicious man prowling in the area.

When the officers arrived at the scene they met the citizen and then began searching the area. Officer Busch and the citizen heard noise behind a nearby house and walked to the backyard. When they rounded the corner of the house they observed a man attempting to pry open a window. Before Officer Busch even spoke the man suddenly opened fire, striking him in the chin.

Despite being wounded, Officer Busch returned, fire emptying his revolver. The suspect also continued firing, striking Officer Busch in the chest, killing him. Officer Busch's partner immediately ran to the scene of the shooting and also returned fire at the suspect as he fled. The suspect's body was located approximately 50 yards away.

Officer Busch had served with the Webster Groves Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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Jacob Busch as a very young man.  He was 45 years old when he died.

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