Jeffry Kowalski died Oct. 1, 2008. He was 51.
Mr. Kowalski was a decorated, 21-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department; He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
After being shot in the line of duty, he was affectionately referred to as "Lead Belly."
He is survived by his father, John Kowalski Jr.; his wife, Kimberly Kowalski (nee Bates); two children, Madison and Mallory; two brothers, John Kowalski, Joseph Kowalski; four sisters, Lauran Murphy, Linda Hall, Lisa Diveley and Liz Lafser.
He was the son of the late Phyllis Kowalski.
The funeral was Oct. 6 at Rockport Baptist Church with interment with Honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Kutis South Chapel.