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Patrolman Edgar Matthew Hyland | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania


Edgar Matthew Hyland

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 1/14/1916

Weapon: Person

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Patrolman Edgar Hyland died from injuries sustained when he was attacked by three men near the intersection of Washington Place near Wylie Avenue while walking attempting to arrest them.

He suffered a fractured skull in the attack and lost his vision in one eye approximately one week later. He underwent surgery to remove his eye on May 26th, 1917, but died during the operation.

A subject involved in the original attack was arrested shortly after Patrolman Hyland's death and charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Hyland was survived by his wife and is buried in Saint Peters Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Patrolman Hyland,
On today, the 99th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh.


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May 26, 2016


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