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Patrolman Edgar B. Westfield Police Department, New Jersey


Edgar B. "Doc" Wright

Westfield Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 22, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 7

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 2/21/1938

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Patrolman Edgar Wright was killed when his motorcycle was in a collision at North and Dudley Avenues. Both of Officer Wright's legs were broken, he received a concussion, and he suffered internal injuries. He was taken to Muhlenberg Hospital where he died the following morning after surgery to attempt save one of his legs.

Patrolman Wright had served with the agency for 15 years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife, two sons, mother, two brothers, and a sister.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminsihe srespe t and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 22, 2012


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