Police were called to the 4600 block of Hannover Avenue around 11 a.m. Saturday morning for a report of accidental injury.
Up on arrival, officers locate Officer Alexander Klein, 27, deceased on a backyard patio.
A preliminary investigation suggests the incident was an accident. Police tell FOX 2 that they will know more once an autopsy is performed.
Officer Klein joined the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department in August of 2012 as a police dispatcher. In 2013 he entered the St. Louis Police Academy, graduating in January of 2014 as a commissioned St. Louis Police officer. Since joining the force he has been assigned to the Fourth District as a patrolman, and last serving on the Mobile Reserve Unit.
He is survived by his mother, father, stepfather, and 3 brothers.
An investigation in ongoing.