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Police Officer Edward K. Ahrens | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Edward K. Ahrens

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, January 10, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # 31003

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/5/1975

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Edward Ahrens died from complications related to a gunshot wound he received 23 years earlier.

Officer Ahrens was questioning a narcotics suspect near the corner of 118th Street and 7th Avenue, when he was shot in the stomach. The suspect was arrested two blocks away by another officer.

The officer was forced to retire in 1979 due to complications from the wound, and died as a direct result of those complications on January 10, 1998.

Officer Ahrens, who was 31 years old at the time of the incident, was assigned to the 28th Precinct.

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I remember the incident while assigned to East Harlem. May your soul rest in the Heavens, and may you watch over your family and colleagues that will always remember your unselfish act of heroism.

Lt. (ret.) Ray Flores
January 10, 2017


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