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Patrolman Edward H. Smerdel | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado


Edward H. Smerdel

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Sunday, July 16, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 773

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman Edward Smerdel was accidentally shot and killed while cleaning his service revolver at a police substation.

Patrolman Smerdel had served with the Denver Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.

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Patrolman Smerdel,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denver. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
July 16, 2015


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