Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

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

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 6 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

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.


United States Border Patrol
November 17, 2015


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2017 Deaths