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Special Agent Edward Patrick Savage | Great Northern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police Great Northern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Edward Patrick Savage

Great Northern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Monday, January 23, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 66

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Washington

Incident Date: 1/15/1922

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Special Agent Edward Savage was shot and killed in Leavenworth, Washington, by an escapee he had just arrested and taken to the local police station.

Agent Savage had located the escapee on a Great Northern Railway train after receiving a notice that the man may be in the area. He placed the man under arrested and transported him to the Leavenworth Police Department. The man was able to disarm the police chief and then shot both officers. Despite the wounds, they were able to subdue the man.

The police chief was wounded in the arm while Agent Savage was wounded in the leg. Agent Savage's wound developed gangrene and he died eight days later. The prisoner was charged with first degree assault in connection with the incident but acquitted. He was transferred back to the custody of the prison following his trial.

Special Agent Savage had served with the Great Northern Railway Police Department for several years. He was survived by his estranged wife, son, and two brothers.

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Agent Savage,
On today, the 95th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol
January 23, 2017


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