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Detective Antonio Valentine


December 1, 2021

Detective Antonio Valentine was killed in a vehicle crash near the intersection of Bellefontaine Road and Crete Drive, in Bellefontaine Neighbors, at about 3:00 pm.

The department vehicle he and his partner were in collided with another car head-on. Both he and his partner were transported to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where Detective Valentine succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was also killed in the crash.

Detective Valentine was a United States Army combat veteran and had retired from the Air Force Reserves. He had served with the St. Louis County Police Department for 14 years.

Detective Valentine’s uncle is a police officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

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