East St. Louis Police Department
End of Watch: Friday, March 16, 1962
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, March 16, 1962
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Detective Sergeant Lewis was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to a robbery call at a local drugstore. The officers arrived moments after the suspects fled the scene. As they searched the area they located a suspicious vehicle a few blocks away.
When the officers approached the car they observed one man holding a revolver and ordered him to drop it. The other occupant attempted to flee and exchanged shots with Sergeant Lewis, fatally wounding him.
From the ODMP.