Park shelter named after St. Louis County detective killed in the line of duty

Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 1:40 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 7:23 PM CST
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A shelter at a North County park is being renamed for a St. Louis County police detective who was killed in the line of duty. A dedication ceremony was held at the shelter Thursday, one year after Antonio Valentine was killed.

Valentine was killed on Dec. 1, 2021, in a crash that happened in Bellfontaine Neighbors. Valentine worked inside the Bureau of Drug Enforcement at the time and was a military veteran. He is survived by four children.

Thursday morning, the Bella Fontaine Shelter at Bella Fontaine Park was renamed the “Detective Antonio Valentine Memorial Shelter.” His name in the park now serves as a constant reminder of his life and service.

Valentine was 42 years old when he died.