Chief of Police John Lewis Nye

Chief of Police John Lewis Nye

Edgewood Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, November 5, 1928

John Lewis Nye

Chief of Police John Nye was killed in a motorcycle crash while attempting to stop a traffic violator on Mifflin Avenue, Wilkinsburg.

He lost control of his motorcycle and struck a telegraph pole just outside of the Edgewood Borough border.

Chief Nye was survived by his wife.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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I wanted to let you know your great grandfathers memory is still alive.
I had his wrist band with me during police week 2015. I was wearing his band on a 250 mile bicycle ride from Chesapeak, Va to Washington DC on May 10-12. I belong to a group called Law Enforcement United. We raise money for ODMP and C.O.P.S (concerns for police survivors).
I used your great grandfather to give me strength to finish this ride.
Yes, his memory is still alive.

Sgt Steven Zerwas
Minnesota State Patrol

May 17, 2015

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