Feb. 7, 2008: The night tragedy came to Kirkwood

Feb. 7, 2008: The night tragedy came to Kirkwood

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On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, Charles Lee “Cookie” Thornton went on a shooting rampage at the Kirkwood City Hall that killed police officers Tom Ballman and William Biggs, Councilwoman Connie Karr, Councilman Michael Lynch, and Public Works Director Ken Yost. Kirkwood Mayor Mike Swoboda died seven months after the shooting of complications from his injuries.

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