Obituary: Michael King, University City police sergeant, 50

A funeral was held Nov. 4 for University City Police Sergeant Michael King, who was killed in the line of duty Oct. 31. He was 50.

King, who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in Arts & Sciences from Washington University in 1980, was a lifelong University City resident and 25-year veteran of the University City Police Department.

“This is a devastating loss for the law enforcement community,” said WUSTL police chief Don Strom. “University Police works closely with the University City police force, and University City police work hard to help keep areas where many students, faculty and staff live and work safe. It was a tragic event for the University community and the University City community.”

King is survived by his wife, Susan, and his parents, M. Kenton King and June King of University City. M. Kenton King, M.D., served as dean of the School of Medicine from 1964-1989. June King is a 1953 graduate of the School of Nursing.