Patrolman Edward G. Shea

Patrolman Edward G. Shea

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 16, 1910

Edward G. Shea

Patrolman Edward G. Shea was struck and killed by a train while guarding a crossing on Austin Avenue.

Patrolman Shea was standing on the westbound tracks to avoid an approaching eastbound train. The eastbound train switched to the westbound tracks and struck Patrolman Shea.

Patrolman Shea was assigned to the crossing two weeks earlier after another officer was struck and seriously injured by another train while guarding the crossing.

Patrolman Shea served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 22, 2013

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