(St. Louis County Police)

Thoughts and prayers with fellow officers, family of St. Louis police officer killed on Sunday

Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Cooperative was killed by a suspect who was trying to cash a bad check

June 24, 2019 - 8:56 am

ST. LOUIS (KFTK/AP) - Police departments around the area are morning the loss of a police officer who was shot and killed, responding to a bad check complaint at a food market in north St. Louis County.

North County Police Cooperative Chief John Buchannan says officer Michael Langsdorf, 40, responded to a call Sunday afternoon about a bad check at the Wellston Food Market.

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He says that about five minutes after arriving, police received a call that the officer was down. He was later pronounced dead.

Langsdorf had been working for the North County Police Cooperative for about three months, but has worked as a police officer for 17 years. He is survived by his two children, fiancée, and parents.

Buchannan says a suspect is in custody but gave no further details.

The North County Police Cooperative serves seven communities in the northern St. Louis county. 

BackStoppers already has committed to helping Langsdorf’s family and if you'd like to help, you can visit this page on The BackStoppers website. Flags are flying at half staff at police departments throughout the area: 

The Arnold Police Department shared a photo of a younger Langsdorf, when he worked for St. Louis Police, comforting a young girl: 

Others around St. Louis have shared their condolences with police and the officer's family: 

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