Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 31003
Incident Date: 5/5/1975
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Not available
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.