Officer Edward Baerwald

Officer Edward Baerwald

Wausau Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, August 15, 1928

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Edward Baerwald

Officer Edward Baerwald was killed after being knocked to the ground by a cable at the intersection of Clark Street and South 1st Avenue. The impact caused his head to strike the pavement.

He was working a security detail for a presidential parade for President Calvin Coolidge at the time of the accident.

Officer Baerwald had served with the Wausau Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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