Patrolman Edward Parker

Patrolman Edward Parker

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 1912

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Edward Parker

Patrolman Edward Parker was shot and killed by a rioting railroad striker on St. Clair Avenue East 26th Street.

He had approached a man he believed to be the ringleader of the strikers, and a struggle ensued. The man shot Patrolman Parker in the chest with a concealed handgun and fled the scene. A juvenile witness followed the suspect and three accomplices and was able to alert authorities, who arrested the men. The shooter posted bond and then fled the area and was never located.

Patrolman Parker had been with the Cleveland Division of Police for one year. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Fled the scene


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Patrolman Parker,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland.


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June 19, 2022

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