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Police Officer James Edgar | Newport Police Department, Kentucky Newport Police Department, Kentucky

Police Officer

James Edgar

Newport Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, November 17, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 11 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/13/1884

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer James Edgar succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 4 days earlier, when he and his partner attempted to arrest five men they had discovered burglarizing a grocery store at the intersection of Ringgold and Monmouth Streets.

When the burglars were discovered, they attempted to flee and a shootout ensued between them and the two officers. Officer Edgar was struck once in the abdomen.

He was taken across the street to a doctor's home and then taken to his home where he remained until he died.

Officer Edgar was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War and had served with the Newport Police Department for only 11 months. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Officer Edgar,
On today, the 131st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 17, 2015

 

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