St. Petersburg Officer James Krupp was the tenth officer killed in the line of duty in the department's history.
St. Petersburg, FL - Monday, January 24, 2011 two St. Petersburg Police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty. That brings the total number of officers killed within the department to 14.
According to the city of St. Petersburg's website, the tenth Officer James Krupp was serving warrants with his partner in the area of Fifteenth Avenue South and Twenty-sixth Street on April 15th, 1964. These officers were unaware of a vehicle pursuit being conducted by another officer who was transmitting on a different radio channel.
As Officer Krupp and his partner entered the intersection their vehicle was struck by the pursuing police car, killing Krupp and injuring his partner.